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Driving out the rainforest invaders: crackdown on illegal mining brings hope after Bolsonaro era

Ibama agent Hugo Loss says he and his team have neutralised mining equipment in Operation Xapiri.

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The EU-Mercosur trade deal will harm Brazil's indigenous communities

Despite the change of government in Brazil, the assault on Indigenous People’s land rights continues. The reason is simple: Bolsonaro was defeated at the polls, but Bolsonarism survives as a political force.

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‘Funai is ours’: Brazil’s Indigenous affairs agency is reclaimed under Lula

Under the government of former president Jair Bolsonaro, Funai’s officials said they were “forced to not fulfill our mission” regarding Indigenous peoples’ rights.

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Has the Amazon reached its ‘tipping point’?

Some Brazilian scientists fear that the Amazon may become a grassy savanna — with profound effects on the climate worldwide.
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Seven reasons to be cheerful about the Amazon in 2023 – and three to be terrified

For anyone who cares about the Amazon rainforest, there will be an extra reason to celebrate the new year countdown in Brazil on 31 December because the first stroke of midnight will mark the last moment in power of Jair Bolsonaro.

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Lula faces stiff challenge to fulfil vow to reverse Amazon deforestation in Brazil

President’s predecessor Bolsonaro unleashed record destruction and emboldened loggers, land grabbers and illegal miners.

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Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be anulled

More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s nation’s electronic voting machines, though independent experts say the bug doesn't affect the reliability of results.

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