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Indigenous land, culture at stake in Brazil election - experts

Oct 26 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victory by far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday's elections could lead to indigenous people losing lucrative land, campaigners and researchers warned.

Bid to reduce Amazon reserves corresponds with mining proposals: WWF

Feb 24 2017

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A bill to reduce the size of four Amazon conservation reserves in Brazil and eliminate another may be related to proposals by mining industries to begin work in those areas, investigators from a conservation organization say.

Pasta instead of beans - El Niño costs Brazil's families dear

Aug 18 2016

SÃO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It has been a while since Adriana Santos and her family last ate beans at home. Like many Brazilians, Santos is struggling to buy this staple food, normally eaten with rice at least once a day across the country.

Pasta instead of beans: El Niño costs Brazil's families dear

Aug 18 2016

SÃO PAULO, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It has been a while since Adriana Santos and her family last ate beans at home. Like many Brazilians, Santos is struggling to buy this staple food, normally eaten with rice at least once a day across the country.

Political storm clouds outlook for Brazil's climate change plan

Apr 12 2016

BRASÍLIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As at least 130 countries prepare to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York later this month, environmental experts have warned that enthusiasm for climate change action may be waning in Brazil.

Phone app to forecast risk of crop failure in Brazil

Feb 24 2016

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite years of experience, Charlei Sousa finds himself struggling to grow maize. A lack of rain took half his last crop, and he says uneven rainfall has for years become a worsening problem in his fields in Montes Claros.

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