Category - brazil

  • August 19, 2016

    Forest fires are raging in an indigenous territory on the edge of the Brazilian Amazon, threatening to wipe out uncontacted members of the Awá tribe.

  • August 18, 2016

    As Olympic athletes encounter untreated sewage dumped into Rio de Janeiro’s watercourses, a new report from the Christian charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies, finds that the mountains of waste that pollute our environment and cause disease could instead be used to reduce poverty and save lives.

  • August 8, 2016

    As the Rio Olympics get underway, Brazil has blocked the construction of a controversial dam in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

  • June 20, 2016

    Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company in the eastern Amazon.

  • June 15, 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • May 12, 2016

    The international faith-based network ACT Alliance has called for substantive commitment to upholding universal democratic principles and respect for human rights as the social and political turmoil in Brazil risks worsening.

  • April 20, 2016

    Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, has launched a campaign to prevent the annihilation of tribal peoples in Brazil to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

  • February 19, 2016

    Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, reveals that a rancher targeting the land of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon is a former state deputy labelled “the most corrupt politician in Brazil.”

  • January 24, 2016

    Survival International, the global organisation for the right of tribal people, said today (24 January) that a tribal community is being attacked by a large number of gunmen in southern Brazil.

  • November 21, 2015

    Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami shaman and spokesman from Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, has been awarded Brazil’s Order of Cultural Merit, one of the country’s top honours.