Tag: land grabbing

Members of the Uru-eu-wau-wau stand at the edge of their territory. Image courtesy of the Uru-eu-wau-wau

How an Amazon Tribe in Brazil Took Control of Their Own Story and Escaped Covid

When the Uru-eu-wau-wau were first contacted in 1981, disease and death followed shortly thereafter. ...

A federal police operation in 2017 targeted environmental crimes in Mato Grosso do Sul. Courtesy of Brazil's Federal Police.

Land Invasions More than Double in Brazil. Majority of Victims Are Indians

Land conflicts in Brazil hit 1,576 cases in 2020, the highest number ever recorded ...

The BR-319 is now passable in the dry season due to a "maintenance" program begun in 2016 - Photo: P.M. Fearnside.

Here Starts the End of Brazil’s Amazon Forest. It’s Called BR-319 Highway

The BR-319 (Manaus-Porto Velho) Highway was built in the early 1970s by Brazil’s military ...

A fire in a deforested area in Amazonas state, Brazil. Image by Bruno Kelly/Amazônia Real

Brazil Determined to Hand Monitoring of Amazon Deforestation and Fire to the Military

In a recent announcement, Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão defended the creation of a ...

Burning the trees to raise cattle in the Brazilian Amazon

The Price of Fighting Land-grabbing in the Amazon Can Be Your Life

Maria Marcia Elpidia de Melo hasn’t seen her son Elmiro for more than six ...