Rights of Indigenous people, women and those with disabilities, and freedom of expression are undermined by President Bolsonaro's government policies, Human Rights Watch says in latest report.
Catholicism has dominated the region since the Europeans brought it through colonisation. Now, the Vatican looks set to lose a region which it ruled uncontested.
Torrential rains, flooding, and landslides kill at least 10 people in Minas Gerais state, with officials warning of more intense downpours in the South American region.
Officials suggested the wall coming loose could have been caused by heavy rains caused by recent flooding in the state, pand forced almost 17,000 people out of their homes.
Peru's overall Covid deaths per capita are highest in the world. leaving many children across the country to deal with the loss of their caregivers.
Decision to stop monitoring the Cerrado, the world's most species-rich savanna, was made because of budget cuts, says a government scientist Claudio Almeida.
Bolsonaro, 66, has undergone four surgeries stemming from the abdominal stabbing he suffered during a 2018 campaign event.
Civilians were "likely" among the 23 casualties from clashes between members of last recognised guerrilla group, the ELN, and dissidents of the FARC rebel movement, in eastern Arauca state, officials say.
Cerrado, spread across several states of Brazil, is one of the world's largest savannas and a major carbon sink that helps to stave off climate crisis.
The president had an intestinal obstruction and is in stable condition, a hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement.
Some 630,000 people in the northeast Brazil are affected by the floods amid the heaviest December rainfall in the Bahia state in 32 years.
More than 34,000 people have been made homeless and almost 43,000 are displaced due to severe flooding in northeastern Bahia state, with climatologists blaming global heating for the disaster.
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