Growing inequality and sputtering economies have helped fuel a wave of leftist victories that may soon extend to Brazil and Colombia.
Record Floods Stun Brazil’s Northeast, Killing at Least 20
At least 20 people have been killed and more than 50,000 driven from their homes by calamitous floods sweeping through northeastern Brazil.
Ravaged by Covid, Brazil Faces a Hunger Epidemic
Tens of millions of Brazilians are facing hunger or food insecurity as the country’s Covid-19 crisis drags on, killing thousands of people every day.
Can Fashion Help Small Farmers Preserve the Amazon?
On a rainy March afternoon, Rogério Mendes strides through the dripping vegetation of a tract of virgin Amazonian forest and stops at a tree with scars arranged in neat diagonal rows across its trunk. From his back pocket he produces a wood-handled tool with a blade on one end, called a cabrita, and cuts another diagonal line though the bark, beneath the others. A milky white goo—raw liquid latex—begins to trickle down this tiny canal and into a metal pail below. “I love being in the forest, it’s an inexplicable feeling,” says the 23-year-old, who sports a tattered canvas hat and a forearm inked with tree tattoos.
‘Calamity of maternal deaths’: Covid concern grows for Brazil’s pregnant
This month should have been one of the happiest in Letícia Aparecida Gomes’s life. The pregnant 23-year-old Brazilian had been due to marry before delivering her baby, Elloah, in August.
Load More Articles
Can green rubber help protect the Amazon?
The New Republic and Food & Environment Reporting Network - Acre state, 2021
Other Selected Work
Inflationary Wave Changes Political Terrain for Right-Wing Populists
President Jair Bolsonaro on Brazil’s Independence Day in September. The country’s currency has steadily declined in value, and its economy slipped back into recession in the third quarter.
A Martial Arts Star Is Criticized for His Handling of Abuse Cases
Roberto Abreu, known as Cyborg, has acknowledged missteps in the way he responded to sexual abuse allegations in his Brazilian jiu-jitsu organization.
Pro-Bolsonaro Rallies May Be Prelude to Power Grab, Critics Say
President Jair Bolsonaro rallied a crowd of supporters in Brasília, the capital, on Brazil’s Independence day. As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. Critics see in the rhetoric of the leader, who is seeing declining poll numbers and mounting legal challenges, a parallel to former President Donald J. Trump’s. Pro-Bolsonaro Rallies May Be Prelude to Power Grab, Critics Say RIO DE JANEIRO — Beleaguered by declining poll numbers, a sputter
These farmers show that agriculture in the Amazon doesn’t have to be destructive
Open a new road in the Amazon and deforestation most often follows, creating a landscape of big sky, white cows, and green pastures. But on back roads around the frontier town of Nova Califórnia, in a remote corner of northwestern Brazil, a renewed verdant canopy closes in.
Fresh protests in Brazil against Bolsonaro’s handling of Covid pandemic
Thousands of Brazilians returned to the streets on Saturday in protest against the response of Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to a pandemic that has killed close on half a million people in the country – the most after the United States.
‘Makes you sick’: fury in Rio as pregnant 24-year-old killed amid police raid
In early June, Kathlen Romeu posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend on a Instagram, with a caption announcing that she was pregnant. “I am discovering myself as a mother, and I am scared thinking about how it is going to be,” the 24-year old interior designer wrote on 2 June. “I laugh, I cry and I am afraid.”
How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World
It wasn’t all sweats and leggings. A whirlwind tour of how the pandemic affected what we wore, from India to Italy.
Brazil's President Still Insists the Coronavirus Is Overblown. These Governors Are Fighting Back
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is in a class of his own. He is the only leader left in the world to reject the consensus of scientists and statisticians on the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Amazon Rain Forest Is Nearly Gone. We Went to the Front Lines to See If It Could Be Saved
If nothing is done, the Amazon might completely disappear before the end of the century
A South Korean organic food 'paradise' in Brazil
A brand new golf cart is parked at a gas station in the Brazilian rural town of Formosa do Rio Preto. An improvised paper is stuck on its back, reading: "Propriedade dos Coreanos," Portuguese for "Property of the Koreans." In a quiet area some 950 kilometers away from its regional capital in the west of Bahia state, this unusual sight causes excitement among the locals.
Load More Articles
Cerrado: whose land is it?
Bahia state, 2018
U.S. investment spurs land theft, deforestation in Brazil
This is the sixth of six stories in a series by journalists Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance who travelled to the Cerrado in February for Mongabay to assess the impacts of agribusiness on the region’s environment and people.
Agribusiness boomtown; profits for a few, hardships for many
This is the fifth of six stories in a series by journalists Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance who travelled to the Cerrado in February for Mongabay to assess the impacts of agribusiness on the region’s environment and people. Driving up BR 020 into Luís Eduardo Magalhães, we’re greeted by huge soy storage silos, the property of Cargill, the transnational commodities company — leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind that we’ve arrived in the newest urban hotspot serving Brazil’s latest agribusiness
Traditional communities accuse agribusiness of ‘green land grabbing’
This is the fourth of six stories in a series by journalists Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance who travelled to the Cerrado in February for Mongabay to assess the impacts of agribusiness on the region’s environment and people. Barbed wire fencing – going up, and also torn down – are a sign of escalating tensions currently gripping rural areas of Formosa do Rio Preto, Western Bahia, Brazil. The municipality lies within the Cerrado, the vast Brazilian biome and savannah which is seeing rapid a
Agribusiness may be killing Brazil’s ‘birthplace of waters’
This is the third of six stories in a series by journalists Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance who travelled to the Cerrado in February for Mongabay to assess the impacts of agribusiness on the region’s environment and people.
Can soy coexist with savannah conservation?
This is the second of six stories in a series by journalists Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance who travelled to the Cerrado in February for Mongabay to assess the impacts of agribusiness on the region’s environment and people.
Appreciation grows for Brazil’s savannah, even as it vanishes
This is the first of six stories in a series by journalists Alicia Prager and Flávia Milhorance who travelled to the Cerrado in February for Mongabay to assess the impacts of agribusiness on the region’s environment and people. View a Cerrado series overview video here. We bounce down a potholed red sand road that cuts through a seemingly impenetrable green thicket that rises up on either side. It’s the wet season in Western Bahia state, Brazil, and the Cerrado blossoms. The long undervalued v
Audio: Harvard Endowment Linked to Land Grab in Brazil
Podcast reports on the connection of Harvard University with land grabbing in Brazil - based on our original investigation.
Audio: Impacts of agriculture on Brazil’s Cerrado region
On today’s episode: the impacts of agriculture on Brazil’s Cerrado region. Brazil’s Cerrado region is incredibly biodiverse, supporting more than 10,000 plant species, 900 birds, and 300 mammals. But it has long been overlooked by scientists and environmentalists alike, and as protecting the Amazon has become more of a priority in recent decades, much agricultural production in Brazil has moved from the rainforest to the vast Cerrado savannah. In February, Mongabay sent journalists Alicia Prag
Load More Articles
Brazilian Media | Colaborações para o Brasil
Jovens indígenas sofrem impacto mais agressivo do coronavírus que a média brasileira na mesma faixa etária
Elo mais frágil entre povos que sobrevivem a desigualdades históricas, crianças e adolescentes indígenas representam 5% das vítimas da covid-19 em suas comunidades.
O turbulento processo de habilitação de frigoríficos de carne para a China
No credenciamento, Hong Kong e China pedem ainda breve descrição do rastreamento dos bovinos, ou seja, dados das fazendas que fornecem o animal vivo aos frigoríficos. O objetivo é garantir a qualidade sanitária desde a origem do boi, mas, se reforçada, poderia servir como ferramenta contra a compra de áreas onde há desmatamento ilegal.
Onda verde para bicicletas na Dinamarca
Após nossa primeira viagem, olhei para aquela bicicleta de segunda mão recém-adquirida e profetizei: nos daremos imensamente bem ou terrivelmente mal durante este ano.
Oito lições de combate à corrupção que a Dinamarca pode dar ao Brasil
Desde que o índice foi criado, em 1995, o país está nas primeiras posições – em que estão as nações vistas como menos corruptas. Nos últimos cinco anos, só não esteve no primeiro lugar em 2011, que ficou com a Nova Zelândia. Esse é o segundo ano consecutivo em que está sozinha no topo.
As garotas dinamarquesas
Com quatro indicações ao Oscar, o filme “Garota Dinamarquesa” trouxe de volta aos holofotes a história até então esquecida do casal de pintores dinamarqueses Einar e Gerda Wegener, interpretados por Eddie Redymane e Alicia Vikander, cuja relação foi combustível para avanços na arte e nas discussões de gênero no início do século XX.
Load More Articles
Especial Tabaco: outro lado sombrio
Investigação revela que pequenos agricultores sofrem intoxicação com a folha do tabaco. O trabalhou o Prêmio do Ministério Público do Trabalho de Jornalismo em 2015, entre outros. -----------------------------------Investigation reveals that small farmers suffer from intoxication from tobacco leaves. The work was granted journalism awards in Brazil.
Load More Articles