A new report dives into the underworld of the mercury trade, as experienced across the Amazon region; in Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname.
Wake Forest Reporting Fellow alum Rafael Lima puts his life on hold once he returns home to Brazil after contracting coronavirus on a study abroad program in Belgium.
In the fierce global battle to acquire life-saving ventilators, Paraguay faces a slew of challenges.
To the older generation of the Paiter Surui, the COVID-19 pandemic looks disturbingly familiar.
More than one in two women in Guyana said they had experienced some form of intimate-partner violence. Daja Henry looks at past and present—tracing the colonial roots of gender-based violence.
A group of 15 media outlets in 13 countries in Latin America are joining forces to collect information across borders and understand the region’s preparedness and response to the biggest global public health crisis in more than a century.
The second interview of this series, "Voices of the Forest," features Chico Mendes' oldest daughter, Angela Mendes.
Lábrea, an Amazonas, Brasil, municipality with alarming deforestation rates, has a combination of remoteness, absentee state authority, and complete land titling chaos. These conditions catalyze land grabs, deforestation, and illegal timber extraction. And death. In great numbers.
Ailton Krenak's interview is the first in the series Voices of the Forest - The alliance of Chico Mendes forest communities today.
To the older generation of an Indigenous Brazilian community, the COVID-19 pandemic looks familiar.
Rubber tappers, whose history of labor is analogous to slavery, have organized themselves as their importance in cosmetics supply chains has grown. This story shows how conserving the Amazon can be profitable.
Portraits of indigenous peoples of the Amazon and their sacred territories.
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.
A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and deforestation methods are damaging the environment and inflicting health risks on the local population.
Colombia's small-scale traditional miners are fighting for their piece of the recent gold mining boom as large multinational companies have picked up most of the country's exploration rights.
The trash pickers of Buenos Aires are an unsanctioned but accepted part of city life. Now the government is looking to officially incorporate them in the waste disposal system.
Big drug companies are increasingly going overseas to test new drugs and devices on patients. It’s a good deal for the companies, but what about consumers?
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.
The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.
As jittery investors have sought safe-haven investments in gold during the recession, the metal's price has soared on world markets.
Scientists are certain that Earth is suffering impacts of global warming, and that these impacts will become increasingly dire. Americans, in contrast, are growing less concerned.
In early 2008, gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles started attacking villages in Guyana. Twenty three people died in a series of ambushes, including three police officers whose station was overrun and weapons stolen. The attacks are attributed to Rondell Rawlins, an escaped convict who had threatened violence if police didn't release...