Mining & Drilling
article Judge halts rail project close to Earth’s most threatened tribe
(Brazil) -- A judge has ordered Brazil’s largest mining company to suspend plans to double a controversial railway track, which would have put the livelihoods of...
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Labor & Unions
article International Labor Organization Concerned With Lack of Indigenous Input on Belo Monte
(Brazil) -- Continued construction of the Belo Monte dam, a huge and controversial hydroelectric plant on Brazil’s Xingú River raised red flags for a committee of...
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article Landmark operation evicts illegal ranchers from Yanomami land
(Brazil) -- The Brazilian authorities have begun an operation to remove eleven illegal ranches from the Yanomami territory in Brazil, and return the land to the Indians.
article Brazil clips wings of Indian affairs office in land dispute
(Brazil) -- The Brazilian government sought to appease the country's powerful farm lobby on Wednesday by broadening the decision-making process used to designate...
article 200 indigenous people take control of key Belo Monte construction site
(Brazil) -- On Thursday roughly 200 indigenous people launched an occupation of a key construction site for the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Brazilian Amazon.
article Amazon Indians occupy controversial dam to demand a say (Photos)
(Brazil) -- Amazon Indians on Friday refused to end their occupation of a building site that has partially paralyzed work on the world's third largest hydroelectric...
article Amazon Tribe Faces Extinction Due To Illegal Logging While Brazilian Government Stands By
(Brazil) -- Illegal logging in the remote regions of the Amazon rainforest has the people of the Awa tribe running for their lives - again.
article Brazilian Indigenous Storm Congress Halting Vote on Territorial Rights
(Brazil) -- Hundreds of indigenous protestors occupied the Brazilian Congress on Tuesday, April 16th, in an effort to stop a law that could weaken territorial rights of...
article Deadly Sins in the Brazilian Amazon
(Brazil) -- The controversial Belo Monte Dam, which is under construction on the Xingu River in the Brazilian state of Pará, is roughly twenty percent completed.
article Brazil Indian-farmer standoff intensifies, tribes storm Congress
(Brazil) -- Brazilian Indians are trying to derail a congressional proposal to change the way indigenous lands are recognized, intensifying a standoff between the...
article Brazil's indigenous protest to defend ancestral lands
(Brazil) -- Hundreds of indigenous people from across Brazil pressed Congress Tuesday to block a reform package meant to benefit farmers which they say threatens their...
article Brazilian Indians occupy Congress to protest proposed constitutional amendment on land
(Brazil) -- About 700 Brazilian Indians are occupying part of the lower house of Congress to protest a proposed amendment that would give Congress a say in the...
article Despite Legal Victories Awa Territory Still Full of Invaders in Brazil
(Brazil) -- The Awa people of Maranhao state, in northeastern Brazil, have turned in desperation to the international community to help protect their territory according...
article The Unknown Indian: The Incredible Story of an Uncontacted Tribe Member
(Brazil) -- His name means "Hawk" in his language. Yet even with the acuity of vision the moniker suggests, Karapiru could not have foreseen the tragedy that...
article Amazon tribe threatens to declare war amid row over Brazilian dam project
(Brazil) -- An Amazonian community has threatened to "go to war" with the Brazilian government after what they say is a military incursion into their land by...
article Indigenous Protestors File Suit in Brazil After Violent Eviction in Rio
(Brazil) -- More than a week after the Brazilian Police’s Shock Battalion evicted indigenous and allied protestors using tear gas, pepper spray and batons from a...
article Awá tribe's desperate call to evict loggers
(Brazil) -- An Amazonian indigenous group said to be the Earth's most threatened tribe has sent an urgent appeal to Brazil's government to evict invaders from...
article 'Most Threatened' Tribe Sees No Relief from Illegal Loggers
(Brazil) -- A deadline to remove illegal loggers and settlers from the lands of one of the most threatened tribes on Earth appears poised to pass without action in...
article From The Stone Age To The Digital Age In One Big Leap
(Brazil) -- In the heart of the Amazon in western Brazil, an Indian tribe called the Surui lived in the Stone Age as recently as the late 1960s. They wore loincloths,...
article Brazilian chief uses technology to help save his tribe and curb deforestation
(Brazil) -- As a small boy in the early ’80s, Almir Surui hunted monkeys with a bow and arrow, wore a loincloth and struggled with Brazil’s official language...
article Indians, police clash at Rio complex near Maracana to be razed for 2014 World Cup
(Brazil) -- Pandemonium broke out in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Friday as riot police raided an old museum that authorities want razed...
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