Rubber-tappers, Brazil nut collectors, and Indigenous peoples are resisting environmental destruction on the banks of the Roosevelt River, in one of the last tracts of continuously preserved forest in the region.
A reporting team traveled along more than 1,700 kilometers of roads and waterways to see the places where Marechal Rondon and former American President Theodore Roosevelt explored.
COVID-19 may be the root cause for a massive dip in the price of gold at the site of extraction—but, the apparent free-for-all is enabled by ever-present power structures and illicit actors, leaving big losers as well as big winners.
In Ecuador, hundreds of patients urgently need their treatments in order to have a decent quality of life and—in many cases—in order to survive.
President Jair Bolsonaro has revived a plan, conceived in the 1970s, to extend the BR-163 highway, the main soy corridor in Brazil, north to the border with Suriname.
Hundreds of cancer patients in Colombia are left without the radiopharmaceuticals needed for their treatments due to COVID-19’s impact on transportation.
Some streets of La Victoria have become camps for displaced people seeking to return to their regions. The drama of Covid-19 forced migration continues and escalates hourly.
There are various paths that Para's development model can follow. Which one is sustainable?
A Repórter Brasil team visited Lábrea, Brazil, to better understand the hidden reality of forest destruction.
Findings from the latest INPE survey reveal what regions have been hit hardest by deforestation this year.
Compared to last year, deforestation increased 51 percent for the period of January to March.
Marcos Terena is the third person interviewed in "Voices of the Forest."
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
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.
Four decades after the military overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government, the past remains a vital force in the country. A look at elections, memory and reform in this wounded nation.
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.
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.
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.
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?
As Colombia struggles to free itself from a vortex of violence, union members, human rights activists and others still feel threatened by criminal elements––and their own government.
The Ministry of Education in Santiago has been under attack by Chilean students who believe that a quality, free education is not a privilege but a right for all.
Chile's coastal waters are among the richest in the world, but years of exploitation have exacted a toll on resources. As Congress debates a solution, fishing outfits scrap for their survival.
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?
Suriname, with its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China.