Category Archives: South America

Opinion | The Amazon on the Brink – By Philip Fearnside and Richard Schiffman – NYT

By Philip Fearnside and Richard Schiffman Dr. Fearnside is an ecologist based in Brazil; Mr. Schiffman is an environmental journalist. Sept. 26, 2018 The Trump administration is not the only government that has been busy slashing funds for environmental protection. … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Men Who Terrorize Rio – The New York Times

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — More than two months have passed since the assassination of Marielle Franco, a human rights defender who was a member of Rio’s City Council. But the killing remains unsolved. The most probable hypothesis, according to Brazil’s … Continue reading

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With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia- a National Park System Is Born – The New York Times

With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born Two Americans snapped up large swaths of land in Chile, which they donated to a new conservation area that will be three times the size of Yosemite and … Continue reading

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The Genocide of Brazil’s Indians – The New York Times

“SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — On April 30, a group of ranchers armed with rifles and machetes attacked a settlement of about 400 families from the Gamela tribe, in the state of Maranhão, in northeastern Brazil. According to the Indigenous Missionary … Continue reading

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Mud Erased a Village in Peru- a Sign of Larger Perils in South America – The New York Times

“BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit blocks from their homes. The nave of the village church is filled with sludge. A catastrophic mudslide essentially erased Barba Blanca from the … Continue reading

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Amazon Deforestation- Once Tamed- Comes Roaring Back – The New York Times

“A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world’s growing … Continue reading

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