Months after a prison massacre in Brazil, inmates’ families are still searching for answers — and bodies

NATAL, Brazil — Guilherme Figueiredo da Silva knew he was going to die. In a phone call from the Alcacuz State Penitentiary, where the 36-year-old was serving a sentence for a drug conviction, he told his father that a rebellion was being planned but that authorities were doing nothing to prevent it. Two days later, […]

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Desperation is driving an indigenous tribe in Venezuela to make the trek into Brazil

MANAUS, Brazil — Bergassio Quiñonez knew he had to get his family out of Venezuela when his wife and two young daughters went without eating for four days. Their home in Mariusa National Park, where Quiñonez and his family lived with about 600 other indigenous Warao people, was quickly becoming uninhabitable. Salt water was moving […]

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In-depth: The Amazon

AMAZONAS, Brazil — “There’s nothing bigger than ARPA,” says Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF, of the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program. “It’s one of the biggest conservation projects of all time. You hear people all around the world talk about, ‘this park is roughly the size of Belgium’ or ‘roughly the size of […]

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