The overuse of pesticides poses serious socio-environmental threats. But in Pará, disinformation threatens efforts to control their use.
The Brazilian city Sinop embodies the aspirations of a prosperous Amazonian agro-industry — especially now, with the prospect of a railroad that will help send exports to China.
With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on a ‘mission from God’ to settle the Amazon and carve it up for economic gain, Beijing’s growing reliance on the country for its soybean supply spells disaster for the region’s peoples and its rainforests.
In the tenth episode of this series, Leide Aquino and Julio Barbosa discuss their upbringing in the forest and the social movements that moved them.
In the closing interview of the series, rubber tapper Raimundão reflects on the past, present, and future of the Forest Peoples Alliance.
The 12th episode of this series features a journalist, Elson Martins.
In the 11th episode of this series, Dede Maia discusses the history of forest peoples, the importance of memory, and the search for solutions to today's challenges.
Francisco Piyãko discusses what the world can learn from Indigenous worldviews in the penultimate interview of this series.
Beto Ricardo and Márcio Santilli, co-founders of Instituto Socioambiental, discuss the past and future of Forest Peoples movements in Brazil.
More than 30,000 indigenous people live in the Brazilian state capital hardest hit by the global pandemic. Many among them are sick with fever, straining for air and dying, but just how many no one knows.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton L. Delgado traveled to Brazil to report on the rising cases of leprosy within the country. This video documents his own leprosy evaluation after nearly a month spent reporting in the field.
Chácara João do Mel, in western Pará, is suffering the impacts of large-scale soy monoculture—bees are disappearing, and a local way of life is at risk of vanishing along with them.
The Real World Cup looks at the largesse of the soccer extravaganza in Brazil by examining its actual impact on local communities and urban infrastructure in host cities around the country.
Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.
How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.
With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.
Through literacy programs, empowerment training and the arts, NGOs in the favelas of Brazil are providing youth new opportunities and finding sustainable ways to create a more equitable future for a country long divided by poverty and violence.
In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....