Venezuela security operations leave over 1,300 dead in five months, U.N. rights office says

Friday, July 3, 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across Brazil, indigenous people have been among the worst affected.

On the outskirts of the city of Manaus, Parque das Tribos is a settlement of descendants from 35 different tribes.

Many homes lack plumbing and electricity, and th...

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Calls for Canada to pressure Brazil on Indigenous rights

The Brazilian government's push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the ongoing wildfire crisis, Indigenous advocates say.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

 ‘An ‘epidemic’ of goldminers have illegally invaded the territory of the Yanomami people to pillage its riches, bringing disease and death to the tribe.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

On 1 January, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s 38th president. He has expre...

Monday, October 15, 2018

A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo Rosário da Costa

Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case being treated as political murder, according to local media.

A woman...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Photo: Mídia Ninja/Flickr Creative Commons License.

Brazilian municipality Rio de Janeiro has set aside a day to highlight the genocide of black women.

Set for March 14, the day will also commemorate the life and times of Marielle Franco, a black politician, feminist, an...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Artists like Juliana Fervo have painted murals of Marielle Franco across Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kiratiana Freelon)

They walked 2.5 miles to the site of her assassination, all the while dancing, chanting and crying. On that hot and muggy night on April 14 in Rio de Jane...

Monday, March 5, 2018

It was a modest ceremony for such a significant victory: it is not every day that the descendants of enslaved people are given the title to their land. But there was no doubt of its importance at a time when the protection of Brazil’s traditional rural communities is t...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Brazilian military police in front of Congress fired tear gas and rubber bullets at indigenous protesters, who responded with arrows and spears to end what started as a peaceful protest by indigenous peoples on Tuesday.

Police said protesters were too close to a large f...

Genito Gomes, third from left, is one of a group of Kaiowa who filed a claim for land but, subsequently, have been driven off of it three times. Mr. Gomes says his father was murdered the final time, by men sent by local landowners.

Munir Chami and Genito Gomes have a c...