Sam Cowie

Sam Cowie

Coronavirus pandemic

Brazil: Indigenous fear coronavirus could 'decimate' communities

Already under threat from illegal loggers, Indigenous groups go under lockdown to try to stem the virus's spread.

Brazil: Indigenous fear coronavirus could 'decimate' communities

Coronavirus pandemic

Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro's 'economy first' plan costs the president politically and puts lives at risk, analysts say.

Deny and defy: Bolsonaro's approach to the coronavirus in Brazil

Brazil

Brazilian gold rush is destroying Amazon forests

The gold rush is fueled by robust international prices amid weak enforcement and speculation of a worldwide recession.

Brazilian gold rush is destroying Amazon forests

Latin America

In Brazil's Belem, rogue cop-run militias 'make their own laws'

The Amazon city grapples with expanding 'militias', a growing number of drug gangs, and the 'massacres' that result.

In Brazil's Belem, rogue cop-run militias 'make their own laws'

Environment

Brazil: Amazon state's new law enables land thieves, critics say

Environmental groups argue law sanctioned by Para state governor will benefit land grabbers.

Brazil: Amazon state's new law enables land thieves, critics say

Land grabs

Successive land attacks stoke fear in Brazil's Amazon

Three attacks in two weeks leaves observers fearful of rising violence under Jair Bolsonaro's far-right government.

Successive land attacks stoke fear in Brazil's Amazon

Indigenous rights

Brazil indigenous group mobilises against planned soy railway

The Kayapo say they're worried that the project would bring farmers who use pesticides that would pollute local rivers.

Brazil indigenous group mobilises against planned soy railway

Indigenous rights

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, indigenous groups fear more violence

Rights groups warn that the far-right leader's rhetoric, actions towards native groups will lead to increased violence.

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, indigenous groups fear more violence

Latin America

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right leader sworn in

Far-right politician sworn in amid high hopes from supporters and fears from rights activists and minority groups.

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right leader sworn in

Brazil

Where is Brazil headed under Bolsonaro?

Far-right former army captain's presidential win comes against a backdrop of political, economic and social crises.

Where is Brazil headed under Bolsonaro?

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil elections: Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro wins presidency

Results give Bolsonaro a 56 percent share of runoff vote, comfortably ahead of centre-left opponent Fernando Haddad.

Brazil elections: Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro wins presidency

Brazil Elections 2018

Bolsonaro looks set to win elections in bitterly divided Brazil

Brazilians head to polls in closely-watched vote contested by far-right leader Bolsonaro and leftist rival Haddad.

Bolsonaro looks set to win elections in bitterly divided Brazil