Latin America’s Largest Primate Sanctuary

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Far away from their days in the circus, some 50 chimpanzees live together in Sorocaba, a city in the interior of São Paulo state. A primate settlement was founded here 20 years ago and today, thanks to the efforts of owner Pedro Ynterian and donations from the public, the location is now the largest primate sanctuary in Latin America. It is a refuge More...

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On March 20, 2017
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New Weapon in the Fight Against Illegal Logging

Brazil’s federal environmental agency, Ibama, launched this month the latest attack in its meagre arsenal of weapons to protect the environment. Ibama has created a centralized database to track timber More...

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On March 9, 2017
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International Women’s Day

All across the globe people were celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. Everywhere from Brasília to the Philippines, women rallied behind various banners expressing their freedom, anger, and hopes More...

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On February 25, 2017
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Brazil’s Richest Man

For those who study the financial history of Brazil, it would be logical to conclude that the easiest way to get rich here is through corruption. The biggest corruption scandal to date, Lava Jato, has already produced More...

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On December 7, 2016
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Riverboat Justice

The court clerk rose from his hammock onboard the riverboat in Itamatatuba, Brazil. The town sits at the mouth of the mighty Amazon River, just across the wide delta from Belém, where the Amazon ends its journey, More...

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On November 18, 2016
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Politics Everywhere

It’s too early to tell what fate awaits the US and Brazil in the aftermath of the US presidential election last week. No one will dispute that having Donald Trump leading the world’s largest economy More...

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On October 20, 2016
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Language of the Amazon

In the 1950s and 1960s, Brazil created the Xingu Indigenous Park, a roughly 2.64 million-hectare preserve that contains the Wauja tribe, among other tribes. The park is a green oasis surrounded by cleared land More...

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On October 11, 2016
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Elephant Sanctuary in Brazil

A group of international NGOs has announced it is opening the first elephant sanctuary in Latin America. The facility is located on a 1100-hectare farm (2700 acres) in the state of Mato Grosso. The sanctuary will More...

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On September 20, 2016
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Weapons Export

With the world’s largest economy, the US is often the envy of other nations. Brazil is no exception in this case, and who could blame Brazilians for their envy about smartphones and tablets that are twice More...

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On July 28, 2016
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Brazilian Start-ups Competition

With the world economy in turmoil, both investors and university students are currently assessing the best route for success. Economies once considered rock solid are showing signs of cracking, such as the slowdown More...