The 2018 murder of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco inspired record numbers of Black women to get involved in politics. Winning proved harder – but it isn't the only point of their campaigns.
Our research identified three key lessons.
A new study shows how economic shocks caused by cuts to import tariff cuts in the 1990s is linked to the rise of populism in Brazil.
Herd immunity has entered the everyday language, but it is a much misunderstood term.
Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.
The proposed EU-Mercosur deal would guarantee cheap beef and lock in further deforestation. But our new research shows it is possible to transform trade for the better.
The COVID-19 vaccine is in the final stages of testing – meaning we should know whether it's effective before the end of the year.
Fires that burn the forest burn crops and pastures alike. But farmers in the eastern Amazon are left with few good options.
Latin America now has about 6 million COVID-19 cases – 30% of the global total. But some cities have fared much worse than others, largely due to the quality of government and community responses.
Symbols of the Confederacy can be seen in Brazil, Ireland, Germany and beyond. While some people may not grasp their racist history, others clearly fly the 'rebel flag' to defend white supremacy.
The Bolsonaro government cannot simply allow Brazil's out-of-control coronavirus pandemic to decimate its Indigenous population, Brazil's Supreme Court says.
He once called it a 'little flu' – now Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
Indigenous communities were already suffering badly under Bolsonaro. Now, COVID-19 threatens their very survival.
Jair Bolsonaro's government has put forward laws that could put Indigenous land into the hands of mining, agricultural and timber businesses.
Inequality, confused responses and a disbelieving leader have all contributed to a crisis that's showing no signs of slowing down.
While those of us from Australia and New Zealand might be starting to relax as restrictions ease, the pandemic is actually growing at an increasing rate worldwide.
Coronavirus is serving Latin American organised crime well.
Unrest in the US looks familiar to Latin Americans, who are accustomed to resisting undemocratic governments – and to their protest movements being met with violent suppression.
For western businesses trading with these giants of the southern hemisphere, to be forewarned is to be forearmed.