June 12, 2014 – "I like football, and the children in our village play it well," said legendary Kayapó Chief Raoni. "But we also have our own sport, hitting coconuts with our war clubs. If the canopy of the forest disappears, and the sun is hot, and strong winds blow – our lifestyle will also disappear."
June 12, 2014 – Five years have passed since the tragic events at Bagua, where 32 people lost their lives at Devil's Curve. Today, President Humala is committing the same potentially fatal mistake as his predecessor, Alan García.
June 6, 2014 – Yesterday – on World Environment Day – the Ecuadorian government organized a rally to back its decision to drill Yasuní. Is the administration trying to give the middle finger to environmentalists and to the planet?
Trial marks five-year anniversary of Bagua tragedy
June 5, 2014 – Five years ago today the Devil's Curve earned its name, as the highway near Bagua went from peaceful protest site to national tragedy. When the teargas and gunsmoke cleared, 34 people were dead and hundreds more wounded.
On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament.
June 4, 2014 – At first glance the inhabitants of Brazil's favelas and the indigenous people of the Amazon may not seem to have a common cause. But both groups face violence with impunity, poverty, land insecurity, and neglect.
May 30, 2014 – In 2013, after decades of protests by the indigenous populations, government testing finally confirmed the devastating contamination of hydrocarbons and other toxic elements in the soil and water of four major river basins.
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