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Fabio Zuker

'We are being squeezed', says prize-winning Amazon indigenous activist

22 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Alessandra Munduruku, a leader of Brazil's Munduruku indigenous community, has seen her home broken into and been threatened over her work defending her people and their Amazon land from illegal miners and loggers, hydropower plants and other threats.

Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

19 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As farms expand into the Amazon rainforest, felled trees and expanding pastures may open the way for new Brazilian exports beyond beef and soybeans, researchers say: pandemic diseases.

UPDATE 1-Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

15 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As farms expand into the Amazon rainforest, felled trees and expanding pastures may open the way for new Brazilian exports beyond beef and soybeans, researchers say: pandemic diseases.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

15 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As farms expand into the Amazon rainforest, felled trees and expanding pastures may open the way for new Brazilian exports beyond beef and soybeans, researchers say: pandemic diseases.

Amazon losses help drive surging wildfires elsewhere in Brazil

01 Oct 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Losses of Amazon rainforest are helping drive increasingly severe droughts in southern Brazil and Argentina that are contributing to surging wildfires there this season, a Brazilian scientist said.

'Nobody has done anything': Amazon indigenous group decries illegal mining

17 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Amazon indigenous group that earlier turned away a planned hydroelectric dam is now battling a surge of illegal gold mining in its territory during the COVID-19 pandemic, a tribal activist said.

FEATURE-'Nobody has done anything': Amazon indigenous group decries illegal mining

17 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Amazon indigenous group that earlier turned away a planned hydroelectric dam is now battling a surge of illegal gold mining in its territory during the COVID-19 pandemic, a tribal activist said.

Brazil court decision sparks fears indigenous land could be handed to farmers

07 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kaworé Parakana sees the smoke rising on the horizon, the indigenous leader knows that another part of Brazil's Amazon rainforest is gone.

FEATURE-Brazil court decision sparks fears indigenous land could be handed to farmers

07 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kaworé Parakana sees the smoke rising on the horizon, the indigenous leader knows that another part of Brazil's Amazon rainforest is gone.

REFILE-ANALYSIS-Indigenous land intrusions help drive higher virus death toll in the Amazon

02 Sep 2020

SAO PAULO, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rate of coronavirus deaths among indigenous people in Brazil's Amazon is nearly 250% higher than in the general population, for reasons ranging from a lack of access to healthcare to invasions of indigenous land, researchers said.

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