Tag: Indigenous People

Sick forest: Munduruku children will not play and may be contaminated by mercury

Eleven-year-old Isaías* cannot speak and cannot walk; he is carried around by his father, who carved an armchair out of wood to make up for the lack of a wheelchair. Isaías’s siblings Hélio, 12, Vandir, 8, and Juliana, 5, cannot walk or speak either. Their arms and...
Bolsonaro agenda gets a lift from dominance of ‘new right’ in Congress

Bolsonaro agenda gets a lift from dominance of ‘new right’ in Congress

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, caused outrage for suggesting that the government take advantage of the public health emergency to dismantle environmental protections for the Amazon. Though Salles later resigned,...