"The Political Arc of Deforestation" tracks the political fingerprints behind the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Mayoral candidates in the Brazilian municipalities most responsible for deforestation have been accumulating land, cattle and conflicts in the Amazon.
Politicians whose names will be on Sunday's ballots have reported properties in vacant areas to the courts. Some coincide with stories of environmental crimes and slave labor.
Candidates' assets statements show that they are accumulating land in Amazon settlements with high rates of deforestation.
Since childhood, Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri has been drawn to the Amazon river fauna. This draw has marked her profoundly, both spirituality and professionally.
For Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri, protecting the Amazon pink river dolphin is sacred. This is the tenth and final "Rainforest Defenders" story, which follows leaders fighting for nature preservation.
This Colombian man has dedicated years to training youth on how to protect the environment. His is the ninth installment in the Rainforest Defenders series.
For Lilia, protecting the pink dolphin is a sacred act. This is the 10th and final story from the Rainforest Defenders series.
This Colombian man has dedicated years to training youth how to protect the environment. His is the ninth installment in the Rainforest Defenders series.
On the banks of the Tapajós River, one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon, a development policy was implemented years ago to turn the region into an important world corridor for Brazilian soybeans. There lies American car mogul Henry Ford’s failed factory city.
Migrant women are the eyes and hands of Villa 1-11-14, where the Argentine state is overwhelmed or, at times, disconnected. "What the government doesn’t do, we do." Amid the pandemic, to exist is to exist politically.
A project called the "grain train," with its planned trajectory through the Brazilian Amazon, divides Indigenous groups and those who support rural development.