Sam Cowie

Sam Cowie

Brazil

Brazil: Unemployment, rent drive housing occupations

With the lack of affordable housing, thousands of families in Brazil have had to turn to tent cities to live.

Brazil: Unemployment, rent drive housing occupations

Latin America

Brazil's Michel Temer survives corruption charges vote

Opposition lawmakers could not secure enough votes to suspend the president and bring him to trial.

Brazil's Michel Temer survives corruption charges vote

Brazil

Brazil: Indigenous groups condemn alleged massacre

Reported killings of 10 'uncontacted' people in the Amazon by illegal gold miners under investigation by authorities.

Brazil: Indigenous groups condemn alleged massacre

Latin America

Brazil suspends Amazon reserve plan, but threats remain

Environmentalists warn suspension of decree allowing commercial mining in Renca reserve might only be a temporary block.

Brazil suspends Amazon reserve plan, but threats remain

Latin America

Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

A ruling on the right to three territories could have far reaching consequences for indigenous people across Brazil.

Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

Latin America

Brazil congress to vote on whether to remove president

Brazil's President Michel Temer denies allegations he accepted bribes as he faces a battle for his political survival.

Brazil congress to vote on whether to remove president

Brazil

Activists decry Temer's Amazon deforestation bill

Proposed law would reduce preservation area and embolden illegal land occupiers, critics say as deadline looms.

Activists decry Temer's Amazon deforestation bill

Latin America

Brazil's Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail

Former President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva convicted of corruption and money laundering, but is free pending appeal.

Brazil's Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail

Politics

Michel Temer faces tough fight for political survival

Hit by corruption allegations, Brazil's leader is likely to leave office, analysts say, though how and when are unclear.

Michel Temer faces tough fight for political survival

Latin America

Brazil's beleaguered President Temer refuses to resign

Protests called in Brazil's main cities after President Michel Temer, accused of bribery, refuses to step down.

Brazil's beleaguered President Temer refuses to resign

Latin America

Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

A growing gang war over drugs is fuelling bloodshed in Brazil's neglected and overcrowded prisons.

Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

Brazil

Brazil: Dozens more killed as prison gang war escalates

At least 33 inmates dead in northern Roraima state, just days after prison clashes between rival gangs killed 56 people.

Brazil: Dozens more killed as prison gang war escalates