Sam Cowie

Sam Cowie

Brazil

Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection

Over 3,000 people arrive in Brasilia to denounce what activists say is an unprecedented rollback of indigenous rights.

Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection

Human Rights

Brazil: 2017 one of 'bloodiest years' for land conflicts

New data shows at least 70 people were killed last year as land conflicts in country's Amazon intensified.

Brazil: 2017 one of 'bloodiest years' for land conflicts

Latin America

Brazil: Marielle Franco's murder remains unsolved one month on

Supporters gather to remember the politician and rights activist, and call for her killers to be found.

Brazil: Marielle Franco's murder remains unsolved one month on

Brazil

Brazil court rejects former President Lula's bid to avoid prison

Top court turns down former President Lula's bid to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction.

Brazil court rejects former President Lula's bid to avoid prison

Brazil

Michel Temer signs security decree to stem Rio violence

Brazil's President Michel Temer signs an emergency decree for the armed forces to take over policing in Rio de Janeiro.

Michel Temer signs security decree to stem Rio violence

Brazil

Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva's graft conviction

Popular former president barred from running in October elections that opinion polls suggest he would comfortably win.

Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva's graft conviction

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