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Safety of Peru’s land defenders in question after killing of Indigenous leader in the Amazon

Quinto Inuma was killed on November 29 while traveling to the Santa Rosillo de Yanayacu community in Peru’s Amazon following a meeting of environmental defenders.

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Indigenous women bring a tiny tribe back from the brink of extinction in the Amazon

Until recently, the Juma seemed destined to disappear like countless other Amazon tribes decimated by the European invasion.
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Environmental crime money easy to stash in US due to loopholes, report finds

Secrecy and lax oversight mean illegal loggers and miners in Amazon can park billions in real estate and other assets.

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New online map tracks threats to uncontacted Indigenous peoples in Brazil's Amazon

Mobi, a new online interactive map, draws information from public databases, government statistics and field observations to paint a comprehensive picture of the threats that uncontacted Indigenous peoples face in the Brazilian Amazon.

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‘I want Lula to see this’: Indigenous chief continues fight for Amazon

Raoni Metuktire Kayapó has battled against deforestation all his life and is inviting Brazil’s president to see the damage to his land.

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Gun-toting gold miners resist Brazil’s attempt to take back the Amazon

Attempts by the Brazilian state to reassert control over its lawless Amazon territories are leading to a deadly shooting war in the nation’s north.

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