As the Amazon fires rage, members of this indigenous community brace for their world to change

Campos Amazonicos National Park, Brazil (CNN)An orange hue greets dusk in the Campos Amazonicos. It is then, as the sun’s punishing glare ends, that the firefighters can comfortably approach the flames hurtling across the parched savanna. The firefighters have helpful but anxious neighbors, the Tenharim indigenous people. The Tenharim have called this area “Mother” for centuries, but fear the raging inferno of this year and the rampant deforestation around the Amazon may soon leave them orphans. It is the land …

Six months on, Juan Guaid supporters hang on to fading hope in Venezuela

Fresh protests to mark half a year after he declared himself interim leader, but Nicols Maduro remains in power Sol Castro Snchez was a picture of elation as she took to the streets of Caracas in the days after Juan Guaid launched his dramatic bid to topple the retired professor enthused as she marched through Venezuelas capital with tens of thousands of jubilant protesters and a homemade placard that read: Enough is enough! We want them out! Six months later, …

El Salvador: woman whose baby died in toilet birth back in court

Evelyn Beatriz Hernndez was jailed for murder after she was ruled to have induced abortion A 21-year-old woman who gave birth to a baby in a toilet in El Salvador has returned to court for a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the countrys highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernndez, who says she was raped and had no idea she was pregnant, had already served 33 months of her overturned the …

Undocumented, vulnerable, scared: the women who pick your food for $3 an hour

In the fields of south Texas Mexican women work long hours in dangerous conditions under the ever-present threat of deportation On a rainy, pre-dawn Monday morning in the fields of the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border in south Texas, little constellations of flashlights twinkle across the green expanse. They are held by undocumented immigrants, mostly from US immigration protocols, these are extraordinarily tense times for immigrants being caught by officials could mean being sent back or having your …

Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald

Federal police reportedly asked money laundering unit to investigate the financial activities of the US journalist Brazils Bar Association, journalists and opposition lawmakers have reacted with outrage to reports that the countrys federal police plan to investigate the bank accounts of an American journalist who published leaked conversations between prosecutors and the graft-busting judge who is now Jair Bolsonaros justice minister. The rightwing site the Antagonist (O Antagonista) said Kennedy Alencar, a leading political commentator on CBN Radio. If there …

Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

Investigation exposes how Brazils huge beef sector continues to threaten health of worlds largest rainforest The cows grazed under the midday Amazon sun, near a wooden bridge spanning a river. It was an idyllic scene of pastoral quiet, occasionally broken by a motorbike growling on the dirt road that cuts through part of the Lagoa do Triunfo cattle farm to a nearby community. But this pasture is land that the farm has been forbidden to use for cattle since 2010, …

Uruguay court orders government to sell Nazi bronze eagle from battleship

Eagle with swastika under its talons, recovered in 2006, was part of German battleships stern that sank off the coast A court in Its captain ordered the ship scuttled, sinking it a few miles from the Uruguayan capital to prevent its then state-of-the-art technology from falling into allied hands. Most of the crew was taken by ship to Buenos Aires in neighboring Argentina and the captain killed himself there days later. Private investors from the US and Europe funded Original …