Brazil has long enjoyed a reputation for being a tolerant and open society. Not so, say Brazilians of African or indigenous descent. They are usually at a social, economic and professional disadvantage compared to Brazilians of European extraction.
Global hunger for resources is driving the destruction of indigenous land. On World Indigenous Peoples' Day, campaigners warn that, without action, we risk losing a key part of what makes our planet and humanity diverse.
Brazil's indigenous groups are struggling to protect their land from cattle ranchers and loggers. Now, some are turning to their phones as a weapon in the fight against land-grabbing and environmental destruction.
Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate and congressman, has launched an improbable campaign to win Brazil's presidency. He served in the military under the dictatorship and has hounded left-wing lawmakers since.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuelan migrants were answering his call to "stop cleaning toilets abroad" and come back home. Maduro has branded the regional refugee crisis a "right-wing campaign."
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