#brasil

  • Article: Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest Rose by 88% in June
    Environment

    Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest Rose by 88% in June

    By Erica SanchezSushmita Roy  and  Gaëlle Langué|July 3, 2019

    About 920 square kilometers were lost last month compared to 488.4 square kilometers in June 2018. Read more

  • Article: Brazil's Supreme Court Rules to Make Homophobia & Transphobia Illegal
    Citizenship

    Brazil's Supreme Court Rules to Make Homophobia & Transphobia Illegal

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|May 24, 2019

    The acts of discrimination will be punishable by up to five years in prison. Read more

  • Article: Hasan Minhaj Breaks Down Deforestation in the Amazon — and Offers a Way to Help
    Environment

    Hasan Minhaj Breaks Down Deforestation in the Amazon — and Offers a Way to Help

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 13, 2019

    “The Amazon has never been more vulnerable.” Read more

  • Article: 4 Women Are Killed Every Day in Brazil as Femicide Persists
    Girls & Women

    4 Women Are Killed Every Day in Brazil as Femicide Persists

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Feb. 5, 2019

    Women living in poverty or belonging to marginalized groups are at highest risk of violence. Read more

  • Article: This Taxi Service Is Making Transportation Accessible to São Paulo's Poorest
    Finance & Innovation

    This Taxi Service Is Making Transportation Accessible to São Paulo's Poorest

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Sept. 11, 2018

    Over half of São Paulo's population lives in slums called favelas. Read more

  • Article: Yet Another Bird Has Gone Extinct in the Last 10 Years
    Environment

    Yet Another Bird Has Gone Extinct in the Last 10 Years

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Sept. 5, 2018

    Almost 1,500 bird species are now threatened — and humans are to blame. Read more

  • Article: Brazil's Infant Mortality Rate Rose for the First Time in Over 25 Years
    Health

    Brazil's Infant Mortality Rate Rose for the First Time in Over 25 Years

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Dana Brandes-Simon|July 18, 2018

    Health experts say the Zika virus outbreak and the economic crisis are to blame. Read more