Sam Cowie

Sam Cowie

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

prison

56 killed, many beheaded, in grisly Brazil prison riot

Bodies butchered, decapitated and burned after clashes between rival drug gangs at a prison complex in Amazonas state.

56 killed, many beheaded, in grisly Brazil prison riot

Poverty & Development

Brazil austerity move slammed as disaster for the poor

Critics say government bid to pull country out of worst recession in decades with drastic measure hurts poorest most.

Brazil austerity move slammed as disaster for the poor