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COVID-19 fears grow for isolated indigenous people in Brazil's Amazon

30 Jun 2020

BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon's Javari Valley - an area the size of Switzerland and Denmark combined - have contracted COVID-19, with experts and officials warning the disease poses a huge threat to their lives and culture.

COVID-19 fears grow for isolated indigenous people in Brazil's Amazon

30 Jun 2020

BRASILIA, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon's Javari Valley - an area the size of Switzerland and Denmark combined - have contracted COVID-19, with experts and officials warning the disease poses a huge threat to their lives and culture.

FEATURE-Indigenous leaders fear Amazon soy port could be conduit for COVID-19

10 Jun 2020

BRASILIA, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the coronavirus pandemic reaches deep into Brazil's Amazon, a ceaseless stream of trucks carry soybeans and construction workers to an expanding port complex in the heart of the forest.

Brazil slashes budget to fight climate change as deforestation spikes

02 Jun 2020

BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to keep the Amazon rainforest standing and reduce Brazil's planet-warming emissions are being hampered by budget cuts for the country's environmental watchdog and its main climate change programme, researchers have said.

Lack of clean water leaves Brazil indigenous reserve exposed to coronavirus

21 Apr 2020

BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's most populous indigenous reserve, the Guarani Kaiowa people live in fear of catching the novel coronavirus, knowing they have no access to one of the most effective weapons against spreading the infection: running water.

FEATURE-Lack of clean water leaves Brazil indigenous reserve exposed to coronavirus

21 Apr 2020

BRASILIA, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's most populous indigenous reserve, the Guarani Kaiowa people live in fear of catching the novel coronavirus, knowing they have no access to one of the most effective weapons against spreading the infection: running water.

As Amazon fire season looms, smoke and coronavirus could be 'a disaster'

20 Apr 2020

BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deforestation in the Amazon rose by more than half in the first three months of 2020 compared to 2019, and with forest debris likely to be burned starting next month the region could see an even bigger fire season than last year, Amazon researchers said.

As Amazon fire season looms, smoke and coronavirus could be 'a disaster'

20 Apr 2020

BRASILIA, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deforestation in the Amazon rose by more than half in the first three months of 2020 compared to 2019, and with forest debris likely to be burned starting next month the region could see an even bigger fire season than last year, Amazon researchers said.

FEATURE-Brazil indigenous community banishes miners to cut coronavirus risk

06 Apr 2020

BRASILIA, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the new coronavirus reaches into Brazil's indigenous communities for the first time, one village trying to protect itself in the Amazon rainforest has achieved a rare victory: getting illegal gold miners to agree to leave, indefinitely.

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