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BlackRock in Amazon: 'World's largest investor in deforestation'

Report by Friends of the Earth faults asset manager for investing in companies that contribute to Brazil's fire risk.

BlackRock in Amazon: 'World's largest investor in deforestation'

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Corporations turn up heat on Brazil over Amazon fires

Owner of Timberland, Vans and North Face shoe and apparel brands said it will no longer buy Brazilian leather.

Corporations turn up heat on Brazil over Amazon fires

Latin America

Bolsonaro calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.

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Brazil dodges recession

Brazil's economy grew steadily from April to June, but economists are not convinced the pace will continue through 2019.

Brazil dodges recession

AJ Impact

US did not agree to G7 Amazon aid initiative: Security Council

But the US National Security Council says it stands ready to help Brazil combat Amazon wildfires.

US did not agree to G7 Amazon aid initiative: Security Council

Latin America

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon fires

As diplomatic spat with France continues, Bolsonaro says he'll accept Chile's offer for aircraft to help fight the fires

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon fires

Indigenous rights

'Surrounded, afraid': The indigenous guardians of Brazil's Amazon

Indigenous people crucial to the Amazon's protection fear 'genocide' and their land's destruction under Bolsonaro.

Latin America

Bolsonaro to draft measures on indigenous land demarcations

Indigenous groups decry Brazilian government's policy towards land demarcation and exploration of their territory.

Bolsonaro to draft measures on indigenous land demarcations

AJ Impact

Norway's biggest asset investors demand action on Amazon fires

The two largest funds based around Oslo are engaging with three United States companies to stop rainforest destruction.

Norway's biggest asset investors demand action on Amazon fires

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil to reject G7 Amazon aid unless Macron withdraws 'insults'

Bolsonaro demands apology from France's Macron before considering more than $20m in aid to help fight fires.

Brazil to reject G7 Amazon aid unless Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil

The Amazon is burning: What you need to know

Where are the fires? Why is the Amazon important? Six things to know about the fires burning in the 'lungs of Earth'.

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Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid to fight Amazon fires

Brazil rebuffs offer of support as fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest and Macron-Bolsonaro spat intensifies.

Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid to fight Amazon fires

Emmanuel Macron

Macron slams Bolsonaro's 'rude' comment about wife

French president condemns 'extraordinarily rude' comments made about his wife, Brigitte, by his Brazilian counterpart.

Macron slams Bolsonaro's 'rude' comment about wife

Brazil

Planes dump water on Amazon as Brazil army begins fighting fires

President Bolsonaro authorised military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon.

Planes dump water on Amazon as Brazil army begins fighting fires

Environment

New fires in Brazil's Amazon as army mobilises to fight blazes

More than 1,000 new fires spotted in the Amazon as six states request military's help to combat the blazes.

New fires in Brazil's Amazon as army mobilises to fight blazes