AJ Impact

Brazil's oil: Might the South American country join OPEC?

Brazil's current output would make it OPEC's third-largest producer.

Brazil's oil: Might the South American country join OPEC?

AJ Impact

Brazil's economy minister won't bow to political pressure

Former fund manager Paulo Guedes wants economic reforms to curb government debt in the world's ninth-largest economy.

Brazil's economy minister won't bow to political pressure

AJ Impact

Davos in the Desert: Kushner, Mnuchin & others to attend from US

After many notables skipped out in 2018, Saudi financial conference later this month will feature major business names.

Davos in the Desert: Kushner, Mnuchin & others to attend from US

AJ Impact

Brazil's Congress passes landmark overhaul of pension system

Passing the controversial reforms is the first major legislative victory for President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Congress passes landmark overhaul of pension system

AJ Impact

Subnational ambition: Climate movements merge from Brazil to US

With some national governments dragging their feet on emissions reductions, states and cities step in with new plans.

Subnational ambition: Climate movements merge from Brazil to US

The Listening Post

Document, mobilise, amplify: The media activists in Rio's favelas

Community-based media collectives are pushing an alternative, re-humanising narrative about Rio de Janeiro's favelas.

Environment

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources: HRW

Human Rights Watch finds that of 300 cases of killings in the Amazon in the last decade, only 14 were tried in court.

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources: HRW

Environment

Brazil NGOs must search for alternative funds to save the Amazon

Bolsonaro's policies, deforestation prompt Germany, Norway to halt Amazon Fund support, leaving some NGOs scrambling.

Brazil NGOs must search for alternative funds to save the Amazon

Counting the Cost

What is the Amazon rainforest worth?

The Amazon rainforest is ablaze and threatened, so what is the cost of saving it? Plus, Etihad's investment struggles.

Environment

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

Indigenous leaders and analysts remain cautiously optimistic about pact, saying it is thin on details and directives.

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

Latin America

Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

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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.

AJ Impact

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