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More than 180,000 people are homeless in the cities of São Leopoldo and Novo Hamburgo alone. Cid Guedes / Shutterstock

Floods in south Brazil have displaced 600,000 – here’s why this region is likely to see ever more extreme rain in future

‘Flying rivers’ of moist air from the Amazon combined with a warming planet have the potential to produce more rain, say scientists.
Hundreds of people join a ‘Light and Love’ gathering outside the royal palace in Amsterdam to protest the election victory of Geert Wilders’ far-right party PVV, or Party for Freedom, in a general election in November 2023. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Dutch are aiming to quarantine populism. Should the rest of the world follow suit?

Some European countries are turning to anti-populist coalitions to battle the rising tide of populism. Will it work?
Justice investigates Bolsonaro’s participation in the events of 8 January 2023: coup attempt failed, but country still divided Eraldo Peres/ AP

Why Bolsonaro failed to overthrow democracy – and why a threat remains

Federal Police arrested some of Bolsonaro’s closest aides and carried out search warrants against former ministers and high-ranked military officers. The allegation: plotting a coup.
The largest tributary on the left bank of the Amazon, the Rio Negro is known for its paradisiacal landscapes, fresh, clean and abundant waters, where pink dolphins swim. Today, much of its riverbed around Manaus looks like this. AP Photo/Edmar Barros

Amazon region hit by trio of droughts in grim snapshot of the century to come

The drought is expected to affect the region until mid-2024 at the earliest. Signs of its severity include the lowest water levels in the city of Manaus in 121 years.

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