Latin America

Brazil: World's largest wetland faces record wildfires

More than 10,000 fires have broken out across the Pantanal region since the start of September - three times as many as last year.

Brazil

In Pictures: The world's largest wetland is on fire

Fire burning in the wetlands of west-central Brazil is threatening one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.

In Pictures: Brazil's Pantanal wetland is on fire

Latin America

Brazil: Wildfires threaten virgin Amazon rainforest

The large fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have begun spreading into untouched areas.

Brazil

In Pictures: Mission to save the Amazon's animals from fires

Animals of the Amazon, one of the earth's most biodiverse habitats, face an ever-growing threat from loggers and farms.

In Pictures: Mission to save the Amazon's animals from fires

Brazil

Brazil court decision sparks fears over Indigenous land

The Parakana people have for decades been fighting to protect their land from illegal miners, loggers and farmers.

Brazil court decision sparks fears over Indigenous land

Environment

Brazil faces renewed pressure to protect Amazon rainforest

As Brazilians mark Amazon Day, rights groups say an 'alarming' number of wildfires has been detected in the region.

Brazil faces renewed pressure to protect Amazon rainforest

AJ Impact

Brazil economy outshines Mexico after surprise role reversal

Brazil's pandemic response has been to spend heavily while Mexico has done the opposite and is in a deep slump.

Brazil economy outshines Mexico after surprise role reversal

Coronavirus pandemic

'Staggering crisis': 7,000 health workers have died of COVID-19

Report by Amnesty International highlights failure to protect those on the front lines in the fight against pandemic.

'Staggering crisis': 7,000 health workers have died of COVID-19

AJ Impact

Brazil's economy shrinks by most on record in 2Q, GDP falls 9.7%

Anti-coronavirus lockdowns slammed activity and dragged Latin America's largest economy back to the size it was in 2009.

Brazil's economy shrinks by most on record in 2Q, GDP falls 9.7%

Latin America

Brazil abortion debate: Gov't imposes new rules for rape victims

Why a 10-year-old child has reignited the debate on abortion in Brazil.

Latin America

Brazil's President Bolsonaro lashes out at journalists

The truce with the media is over - Brazil's president has taken aim at journalists over a corruption scandal.

AJ Impact

India: Health workers alarmed over 'black holes' in COVID-19 apps

Health officials and lawyers have expressed worry about unclear terms on issues like data retention and sharing.

India: Health workers alarmed over 'black holes' in COVID-19 apps

Latin America

Amazon fire: Raging blazes raise fears of a repeat of 2019

Experts warn this year's dry season, which is just getting started, could see even more fires than last year.

Latin America

Concerns over Brazil tourism curb amid COVID-19 pandemic

With second-highest number of cases and deaths in the world, there is concern visitors may not come at all despite reopening borders.

Environment

In Pictures: Fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Experts warn this year's dry season, which is just getting started, could see even more fires.

In Pictures: Fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest