Latin America

Justice still elusive a year after Brazil's worst mining disaster

One year on, families of those killed in Brazil's worst mining disaster still wait for justice.

Latin America

One year after Brazil's worst industrial disaster

Anniversary of day 270 people were killed when a dam collapsed, sending a tide of toxic waste to flood Brumadinho.

AJ Impact

Will trillion-tree opportunity really revive the green planet?

In California, climate restoration initiatives combine public-sector leadership with private capital and technology.

Will trillion-tree opportunity really revive the green planet?

Latin America

Brazil: Prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

News of criminal complaint denounced by journalists and campaigners as attempt to stifle free speech in the country.

Brazil: Prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

Environment

Brazil charges ex-Vale CEO with homicide for dam disaster

The dam disaster in Brazil's Minas Gerais state killed more than 250 people almost a year ago.

Brazil charges ex-Vale CEO with homicide for dam disaster

Environment

Brazil to create 'Amazon Council' to protect and develop forest

The move follows intense criticism of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies.

Brazil to create 'Amazon Council' to protect and develop forest

Opinion

Reforestation is not necessarily about planting more trees

A much less costly way to regenerate our forests and decrease carbon levels is to assist nature to do its job.

Nikola Alexandre

by Nikola Alexandre

Nikola Alexandre

Brazil

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires culture chief over Nazi-linked comments

Outrage erupts after Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim made remarks similar to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires culture chief over Nazi-linked comments

Latin America

Brazil's indigenous oppose Amazon development plans

Tribal leaders seeking a way to counter President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, which they say are devastating their communities.

AJ Close up

Music from the Favela | Close Up

'Something so magical can’t be only for part of society,' says musician bringing classical music to the favela.

The Listening Post

US versus Iran: Tension over the airwaves

Media in the US and Iran are vastly different but when it comes to war they both stumble. Plus, Rio's media collectives.

Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

Opinion

Israel: A model for the far right

White supremacists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis and religious fundamentalists find inspiration, and support, in Tel Aviv.

Denijal Jegic

by Denijal Jegic

Denijal Jegic

Jair Bolsonaro

One year under Brazil's Bolsonaro: 'What we expected him to be'

The Brazilian president faces a tough second year after leaving his own party and his policies in the Amazon rainforest.

Reporter's Notebook

Meet Brazil's former 'King of Soy'

Blairo Maggi, the leader of Brazil's 'ruralist bench' in Congress, says it is possible to grow agribusiness in a sustainable way.