#Brazil

  • Article: A Devastating Drought in South America Was Caused by an Unusual Wave Halfway Around the World
    Environment

    A Devastating Drought in South America Was Caused by an Unusual Wave Halfway Around the World

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|July 9, 2019

    But new research could help countries better future droughts. Read more

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

    Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest Rose by 88% in June

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|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 President Is Making It Impossible to Fight Deforestation, Activists Say
    Environment

    Brazil's President Is Making It Impossible to Fight Deforestation, Activists Say

    By Erica SanchezJoe McCarthy  and  Pia Gralki|June 12, 2019

    Enforcement agencies are being blocked from taking action. 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: 18 Photos of Protest and Pollution from Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    18 Photos of Protest and Pollution from Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|May 17, 2019

    These photos show the commitment of activists all around the world. Read more

  • Article: These Trans Women Are Helping Rescue Trafficking Survivors in Brazil
    Girls & Women

    These Trans Women Are Helping Rescue Trafficking Survivors in Brazil

    May 15, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Trans women have become the key to building victims' trust and confidence up enough to escape. 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