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Evangelicals in Brazil see abuse of God’s earth as a sin – but will they fight to save the Amazon?

When the Brazilian city of São Paulo abruptly went dark at midday on Aug. 19, there was talk of the Apocalypse – not all of it in jest. In fact, meteorologists explained, unusual wind patterns had carried smoke hundreds of miles from the burning Amazon rainforest. The smoky fog blanketing São Paulo in darkness forced 21 […]

January 19th

Brazil’s first indigenous congresswoman defends her people’s rights from Bolsonaro

Joênia Wapichana helped to win land titles for five indigenous groups in Brazil’s far north, but President Bolsonaro is threatening to re-open the area to white farmers and miners. By Fabiano Maisonnave in Raposa/Serra do Sol Indigenous Land Climate Home News When indigenous leader Joênia Wapichana first came across Jair Bolsonaro, she was appalled. The […]

February 28th

2018 Year In Review: Bolsonaro’s anger won over working-class Brazilians, but his presidency may betray them

Brazil’s next president Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual. Bolsonaro also used a Trump-style populist playbook to win the Brazilian presidency in October with 54 percent of the […]

December 31st