Latin America & Caribbean

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

July 31, 2020

Despite criticizing Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government for environmental crimes, the EU is still the biggest consumer of deforestation-contaminated products from Brazil.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

July 30, 2020

“Genocides don’t always have to be intentional. It’s about impact. Whether or not they have been planning to kill people, we know people are dying and Black people are dying disproportionately.”

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

July 15, 2020

Oil and mining industries are threatening energy price hikes, resisting legislation that would deny extraction activities in uncontacted areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

What’s Behind Brazil’s COVID-19 Disaster?

What’s Behind Brazil’s COVID-19 Disaster?

July 13, 2020

Indigenous, poor, and working-class communities in Brazil are all under threat from COVID-19. One man is largely to blame for the country’s pandemic disaster: President Jair Bolsonaro, who has just tested positive for the virus.

Pandemic 2.0

Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think

June 9, 2020

Brazil’s government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, and California's Environmental Racism

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California’s Environmental Racism

June 6, 2020

This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.

Climate Crisis: False Techtopia, Tariffs Accounting, Orphan Wells, And The Dead Cow

May 8, 2020

Recent studies debunk the false techtopianism in climate science models, U.S. import tariffs failed climate accounting, and Argentina’s shale industry is flailing. As fracking goes bust, what happens to orphaned wells?

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May 5, 2020
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Fiddles While Brazil Burns

April 9, 2020

Brazil’s COVID-19 cases and deaths are higher than neighboring countries, yet the president takes no action. Indigenous people and the poorest Brazilians are in grave danger.

The $15 Million Bounty On Maduro Is One More Attempt To Unseat Him

April 3, 2020

The US says Maduro collaborated with the FARC to “flood the US with cocaine.” It’s an additional legal pressure to get Venezuela’s president to step down.