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Fears over rising violence in Amazon as 'forest guardians' battle logging

13 May 2019

ARARIBOIA TERRITORY, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Following traditional rituals, indigenous chief Olimpio Santos Guajajara paints his face with red dye from urucum seeds as he prepares to go on patrol to protect Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

FEATURE-Fears over rising violence in Amazon as 'forest guardians' battle logging

13 May 2019

ARARIBOIA TERRITORY, Brazil, May 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F ollowing traditional rituals, indigenous chief Olimpio Santos Guajajara paints his face with red dye from urucum seeds as he prepares to go on patrol to protect Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

As climate shifts bring 'horror movie' floods, Rio struggles to adjust

09 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last month, a torrent of water knocked down a wall in Rita de Cassia Goncalves da Silva's house in the Horto favela behind Rio de Janeiro's botanical garden, at the foot of the Tijuca rainforest.

Searching for superpowers? Chefs look to forgotten ingredients

01 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/NEW DELHI/YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On three continents, three women have taken three different paths to find healthy and tasty solutions to one of the world's greatest health crises - poor nutrition.

FEATURE-Searching for superpowers? Chefs look to forgotten ingredients

01 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/NEW DELHI/YAOUNDE, May 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - O n three continents, three women have taken three different paths to find healthy and tasty solutions to one of the world's greatest health crises - poor nutrition.

'No to the mine' - Mexico's Indians fight to stop mining on ancestral land

05 Mar 2019

IXTACAMAXTITLAN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After nearly 20 years of wrangling, a group of Nahua Indian villagers could make legal history in Mexico this month when a court rules on a land dispute involving a Canadian miner.

FEATURE-'No to the mine' - Mexico's Indians fight to stop mining on ancestral land

05 Mar 2019

IXTACAMAXTITLAN, Mexico, March 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After nearly 20 years of wrangling, a group of Nahua Indian villagers could make legal history in Mexico this month when a court rules on a land dispute involving a Canadian miner.

Rio de Janeiro hits the gas in push toward its zero carbon goal

26 Feb 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In its efforts to slash its climate-changing emissions nearly to zero by 2050, Rio de Janeiro has chosen a perhaps unlikely place to start: its trash bins.

FEATURE-Rio de Janeiro hits the gas in push toward its zero carbon goal

26 Feb 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In its efforts to slash its climate-changing emissions nearly to zero by 2050, Rio de Janeiro has chosen a perhaps unlikely place to start: its trash bins.

Without defense, indigenous Brazilians left to languish in jail

17 Jan 2019

DOURADOS, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The plight of jailed indigenous Brazilians looked unlikely to change under President Jair Bolsonaro, campaigners said, despite a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation backing findings that many were locked up on dubious charges and without a lawyer.

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