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Concern Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Reaches Globe
The concern for the protection of the Amazon seems to have reached a new zenith.
Musk Brought Internet to Brazil’s Amazon; Criminals Love It
Starlink, a division of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has almost 4,000 low-orbit satellites across the skies, connecting people in remote corners of the Amazon. The lightweight, high-speed internet system has also proved a new and valuable tool for Brazil’s illegal miners.
Brazil Hit With Devastating Floods as Support for Former President Washes Away
With thousands of Bolsonaro supporters either in jail or under investigation for plotting against democracy in Brazil, the nation’s attention has shifted to the defense of the Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous peoples and the policy shifts under President Lula.
Brownlisted: ‘Las Playas Son del Pueblo!’
A wrap-up of this week’s most important and interesting Latino news and views from around the world and the across the internet.
Lula Defeats Bolsonaro to Become Brazil’s President—Again
SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s electoral authority said Sunday that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker’s Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president.
Brazil Election Authority: Bolsonaro, Lula Headed to Runoff
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates were neck-and-neck late Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years.
The Censoring of Brazil’s Indigenous Voices (OPINION)
With deforestation and mining destroying the Amazon rainforest and authoritarianism threatening Brazilian democracy, the need to block the Bolsonaro administration’s persecution of Indigenous communities is more crucial than ever.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Increases Threats Against Democracy Ahead of Election
Following the murders of an English journalist and a Brazilian activist in June, suspicions have been raised as to the level of interference in police work by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose attacks against democratic institutions and norms are only increasing as October’s presidential election approaches.
Una visita a la instauración del riesgo de extinción de Jacques Camatte (Opinión)
Reflexiones de un estudiante de filosofia latinoamericano en pugna con el marxismo y las luchas contemporaneas
Indigenous Protest Brazil Bill That Could Weaken Land Claims
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of Indigenous people gathered outside Brazil’s Congress on Wednesday to push for rejection of a bill that could loosen protections for their lands—a proposal that has already prompted clashes with police.
Mexico Asks U.S. for Extradition of Former Mexico City Official
Mexican prosecutors say that fugitive former Mexico City public housing official, Raymundo Collins has been located in the United States.
Conflict Between Rival Cartels in Mexico Leaves 26 Dead
Most of the killings took place in one incident on Saturday evening in the municipality of Jerez, where a confrontation led to a car chase which left 14 people dead.
8 Out of 10 Coronavirus Patients Put on Ventilators Die in Mexico
The IMSS reported that of the 17,331 of the intubated patients in October, 15,070 have died.
Bolsonaro to World: Brazil Is Victim of Environmental Smear
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on Tuesday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain. Bolsonaro’s critics were quick to pick apart his claims.
Amazon Wildfires on Track for Another Record-Breaking Year
Around 19,000 wildfires have been detected in the Amazon rainforest during the month of August, indicating an even more destructive beginning to the season than last year.
Experts Say Nicaraguan Government Is Concealing Coronavirus Spread
Public health experts warn that hospitals are receiving patients with suspicion of coronavirus every day.
Venezuela on Agenda for Trump’s Meeting With Brazil’s Leader
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump would not commit Saturday to continue holding off on hitting Brazil with tariffs on imports of its aluminum and steel, saying “I don’t make any promises.”
Indigenous People May Be the Amazon’s Last Hope
Brazil’s divisive President Jair Bolsonaro has taken another step in his bold plans to develop the Amazon rainforest.
Brazil’s Amazon at a Crossroads
TRAIRÃO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.
Cuban President Says US Pressures Are Failing: ‘We Will Keep Advancing Our Ideas’
The United States has steadily increased decades-long embargoes over the last few months.
Evangelicals in Brazil See Abuse of God’s Earth as a Sin, But Will They Fight to Save the Amazon?
This faith-based distress at humanity’s poor stewardship of God’s creation has some powerful and outspoken proponents in Brazil.