Native Brazilians are among the Amazon's most effective defenders against logging and mining, because they're fighting not just for the environment but for their people's very survival.
If Brazil can find an efficient, pragmatic way to welcome, protect and integrate hundreds of thousands of forced migrants arriving at its border, so can more affluent states.
The only centre for LGBTQ+ refugees in Latin America is overwhelmed by demand and is struggling to take in refugees from Venezuela.
About 24,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been deforested over the last decade.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian's latest methods to grab and hold power.
From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, a new breed of bullshitting politicians is flourishing.
A host of political and social factors have created Brazil's polarised political climate.
Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
Destroying the Amazon rainforest will accelerate climate change, harming millions. Can those responsible be prosecuted?
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
After five centuries of extraction, the Amazon region stands on the brink.
Huwã Karu Yuxibu, the cultural centre of the Huni Kuin indigenous group in the Amazonian state of Acre, was destroyed by fire in August.
What the Amazon fires mean for Jair Bolsonaro politically.
If the Amazon rainforest functions as our planet's lungs, what do raging wildfires threaten? An atmospheric scientist explains why the fires, though devastating, won't suffocate life on Earth.
Rainforest species didn't co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, threatens to slash funding to sociology and philosophy departments. It was just the opening shot in a new battle against the humanities.
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro, once a judge who oversaw a massive and successful anti-corruption operation, is accused of improperly directing prosecutors in a case against a former president.
Brazil's new president was elected on promises to radically restructure Brazil. But proposed education spending cuts and curricular changes have students and teachers marching in the streets.