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‘Deadly’ trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among tribes

A controversial mega-project to build a transcontinental railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific has caused outrage among indigenous people and Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights.

The railway, which is backed by the Chinese government, would … Read More

Missionary accused of enslaving isolated Indians in Brazil

A missionary with links to the controversial US-based New Tribes Mission (NTM) has been accused of keeping nearly 100 Amazon Indians in shocking conditions “analogous to slavery.”

Survival International reports that between 2010 and 2012, 96 Zo’é Indians were reportedly … Read More

Brazil’s Deforestation Rates Are on the Rise Again

In a world hungry for environmental success stories, Brazil has been the closest thing we have to a golden child. The nation, Latin America’s largest economy, has been growing at an impressive clip, weathering the global financial crisis … Read More

Brazil approves cannabis derivative for medical treatment

Brazil on Wednesday for the first time approved the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures and other conditions.

Directors of the country’s Health Surveillance Agency recognized the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol, saying it is … Read More