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Indigenous land, culture at stake in Brazil election - experts

26 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victory by far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday's elections could lead to indigenous people losing lucrative land, campaigners and researchers warned.

Indigenous land, culture at stake in Brazil election - experts

26 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - V ictory by far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday's elections could lead to indigenous people losing lucrative land, campaigners and researchers warned.

Decades of dispossession: indigenous Brazilians battle to get back land

25 Oct 2018

CAARAPO, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years after he was shot, indigenous chief Elpidio Pires cannot shake the smell of gunpowder.

FEATURE-Decades of dispossession: indigenous Brazilians battle to get back land

25 Oct 2018

CAARAPO, Brazil, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years after he was shot, indigenous chief Elpidio Pires cannot shake the smell of gunpowder.

Brazil's fashion brands score poorly in first supply chain slavery index

11 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 20 biggest fashion retailers in Brazil - where slave labor is a major problem - scored poorly on an index assessing their social and environmental practices, with almost half failing to disclose any information, UK-based campaigners said on Thursday.

Brazil's fashion brands score poorly in first supply chain slavery index

11 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 20 biggest fashion retailers in Brazil - where slave labour is a major problem - scored poorly on an index assessing their social and environmental practices, with almost half failing to disclose any information, UK-based campaigners said on Thursday.

Is poverty or prejudice driving removal of Brazil's indigenous children?

10 Oct 2018

DOURADOS, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a judge, Brazil's Zaloar Murat Martins de Souza is used to making tough calls. More and more, he finds himself having to make one of the toughest of all - whether to separate a child from its family.

Indigenous candidates run in record numbers in Brazil election

05 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record number of indigenous candidates are running for federal and state offices in Brazil's elections on Sunday, a trend campaigners hope will shine a spotlight on the lack of land rights for the country's indigenous population.

Uncontacted tribes at risk amid 'worrying' surge in Amazon deforestation

18 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Illegal loggers and militias cleared an area three times the size of Gibraltar in Brazil's Amazon this year, threatening an "uncontacted" indigenous tribe, activists said on Tuesday.

In battles over land rights, activists are branded as criminals: U.N.

27 Aug 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments and corporations are increasingly using legal persecution to portray indigenous activists as criminals and terrorists, putting them at heightened risk of violence, the United Nations said on Monday.

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