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ENVIRONMENT: They are killing our forest- Brazilian tribe warns : BBC News

Two Awa children smile for the camera in 2014

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has asked for $1bn (£720m) a year in foreign aid to reduce illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

But under Mr Bolsonaro deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has soared, jeopardising the livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable indigenous communities.

Our chief environment correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, has been trying to find out what this has meant for an Amazon tribe he first met back in 2010.          Continue reading

Analysis: COVID-19 Failure of Right-wing Populists is Hardly a Coincidence

The world’s worst-performing countries against the pandemic are all led by self-centered authoritarians

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

The country with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world is the United States, which is led by an authoritarian right-wing nationalist and populist, Donald Trump.

Second place belongs to India, which is led by the authoritarian right-wing nationalist and populist Narendra Modi.

Next in line is Brazil, led by the authoritarian right-wing nationalist and populist Jair Bolsonaro.              Continue reading

Brazil farm lobby wins as Bolsonaro grabs control over indigenous lands – Reuters

Jair Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued an executive order yesterday making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous peoples, in a victory for agribusiness that will likely enrage environmentalists.

The temporary decree, which will expire unless it is ratified within 120 days by Congress, strips power over land claim decisions from indigenous affairs agency FUNAI. It says the Agriculture Ministry will now be responsible for “identification, delimitation, demarcation and registration of lands traditionally occupied by indigenous people.”       Continue reading