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Fabio Zuker

ANALYSIS-As Amazon destruction continues, Brazil faces future of floods, drought

Sep 21 2021

* Shifting weather patterns have already hit power grid and farms

Brazilian fishing communities fight to stay in protected forest

Jun 23 2021

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marcos do Prado was at the beach on Sao Paulo's coast checking if there was mullet to be fished when a convoy of officers from the state's environmental police told him his house in the nearby Rio Verde community was being demolished.

FEATURE-Women plant 'water farms' to fight drying soil in northeast Brazil

Apr 23 2021

* Umbu trees used to be cleared for pasture, now grown for fruit

Slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil leaves indigenous at risk

Mar 04 2021

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Merremii Karao was invited to a clinic in the nearby town of Canindé in mid-January to receive her COVID-19 vaccine, other members of her indigenous community in northeast Brazil's Ceará state were hopeful they would soon be immunized too.

'We are being squeezed', says prize-winning Amazon indigenous activist

Oct 22 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Alessandra Munduruku, a leader of Brazil's Munduruku indigenous community, has seen her home broken into and been threatened over her work defending her people and their Amazon land from illegal miners and loggers, hydropower plants and other threats.

Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

Oct 19 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As farms expand into the Amazon rainforest, felled trees and expanding pastures may open the way for new Brazilian exports beyond beef and soybeans, researchers say: pandemic diseases.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

Oct 15 2020

SAO PAULO, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As farms expand into the Amazon rainforest, felled trees and expanding pastures may open the way for new Brazilian exports beyond beef and soybeans, researchers say: pandemic diseases.

Amazon losses help drive surging wildfires elsewhere in Brazil

Sep 30 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Losses of Amazon rainforest are helping drive increasingly severe droughts in southern Brazil and Argentina that are contributing to surging wildfires there this season, a Brazilian scientist said.

'Nobody has done anything': Amazon indigenous group decries illegal mining

Sep 17 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Amazon indigenous group that earlier turned away a planned hydroelectric dam is now battling a surge of illegal gold mining in its territory during the COVID-19 pandemic, a tribal activist said.

Brazil court decision sparks fears indigenous land could be handed to farmers

Sep 07 2020

SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kaworé Parakana sees the smoke rising on the horizon, the indigenous leader knows that another part of Brazil's Amazon rainforest is gone.

World News

Biden says United States would come to Taiwan's defense

BALTIMORE (Reuters) -The United States would come to Taiwan's defense and has a commitment to defend the island China claims as its own, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday, though the White House said later there was no change in policy towards the island.