It was 7 a.m. when I started talking with Maini while she waited with me in line for four hours at the Altamira private hospital in the remote jungle boomtown deep in the Brazilian Amazon. Maini is the second oldest of Seu Sebastião’s four children. Ten … More
Leaders of more than two dozen Kayapó indigenous communities have rejected a $9 million offer from Brazilian state energy company Eletrobras to fund development projects in their region due to the the firm’s involvement in the construction of the Belo Monte dam, reports Amazon Watch, an … More
What are the true costs of growing Soy in South America?
In Paraguay over 2.6 million hectares are used for growing soy, which is primarily used as animal feed for factory farms in Europe. While European farmers may delight in having access to cheap GMO food for their … More
It appears another victory has been declared in the battle against Monsanto and GMO ingredients. According to a major Brazilian business publication and GMWatch, a Brazilian court has demanded that multi-billion dollar food giant Nestle label all of their products as genetically modified that have … More
Rodrigo Bravo, Staff Writer
The huge Belo Monte dam project along the Xingu River in Brazil’s Amazon has been fiercely resisted by indigenous populations and those who understand the significance of further industrializing the Amazon. In the fight against this massive project (the dam would be the world’s … More
The Brazilian government has introduced legislation to protect and improve its traditional food system, standing in contrast to the governments of many industrialized countries that have partly surrendered their prime duty to protect public health to transnational food companies, argue nutrition and public health experts writing in this … More
Every week using mainly his hands but also armed with scissors, a knife and scalpel, Joao Teixeira de Faria, a self-styled Brazilian medium and “psychic surgeon,” treats thousands of sick people who claim to be cured.
Among those who have sought the services of the healer … More
Meet the tribe using the internet to tackle the logging mafias targeting their villages
Amazonia is much more than just the earth’s lungs: It is home to 20 per cent of the world’s fauna, 20 per cent of its fresh water reserves and countless animal species.
In the … More