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Amazon fires rage in early August as fears of mass blazes mount

12:25am IST

HUMAITA, Brazil Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, government data on Friday showed, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the destruction of the world's largest rainforest, which is a critical bulwark against climate change.

Brazil indigenous leader Aritana dead from COVID-19

06 Aug 2020

GOIANIA, Brazil Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders who led the people of Upper Xingu in central Brazil and helped create an indigenous park there, died on Wednesday from COVID-19, his family said in a statement.

Brazil indigenous chief Aritana hospitalized with COVID-19 after arduous journey

23 Jul 2020

GOIANIA, Brazil Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders, arrived at a hospital in the central city of Goiânia early on Wednesday to be treated at an intensive care unit for COVID-19, after an arduous journey over rural roads with a dwindling supply of oxygen.

Brazil indigenous chief Aritana hospitalized with COVID-19 after arduous journey

23 Jul 2020

GOIANIA, Brazil, July 22 Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders, arrived at a hospital in the central city of Goiânia early on Wednesday to be treated at an intensive care unit for COVID-19, after an arduous journey over rural roads with a dwindling supply of oxygen.

As COVID-19 races up the Amazon River, health services struggle to keep up

26 Jun 2020

PORTEL, Brazil After days suffering from shortness of breath, 49-year-old Andrelina Bizerra da Silva fainted suddenly. | Video

Brazil's Bolsonaro headlines anti-democratic rally amid alarm over handling of coronavirus

04 May 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of supporters on Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases blew past 100,000 in Brazil, underlining the former army captain's increasing isolation as he downplays the impacts of the pandemic. | Video

Brazil's Bolsonaro headlines anti-democratic rally, amid alarm over handling of virus

04 May 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, May 3 Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attacked Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of supporters on Sunday, underlining the former army captain's increasing isolation as he downplays the impacts of the novel coronavirus on Latin America's largest nation.

Bolivian police fire tear gas as president, opposition wrestle over election audit

30 Oct 2019

LA PAZ/SANTA CRUZ Protests over a disputed presidential election convulsed Bolivia on Tuesday as police fired tear gas in the capital and the sitting president and opposition candidate wrestled over an audit of the results. | Video

Fighting fire with fire, Amazon 'forest guardians' stalk illegal loggers

20 Sep 2019

ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil Near midnight, a group of six Guajajara tribesmen with their faces painted for battle listen to the rumble of heavy trucks about 19 miles (30 km) from their village in the Amazon rainforest.

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

02 Sep 2019

FEIJO, Brazil As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations. | Video

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