World Jun 20, 2020

Canada probes claims doctors bet on Indigenous alcohol intake

Canadian authorities are probing claims that doctors and nurses placed bets on the blood alcohol level of Indigenous patients who sought emergency treatment at a British Columbia hospital. Hospital staff would try to guess the blood alcohol level of patients they thought were Indigenous, said ...

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

World May 20, 2020

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon. In an open letter to Brazilian senators and deputies, the companies ...

Coronavirus infects 38 indigenous groups in Brazil

World / Science & Health May 17, 2020

Coronavirus infects 38 indigenous groups in Brazil

The coronavirus pandemic has hit 38 indigenous groups in Brazil, raising fears for populations that have a history of being decimated by outside diseases, the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples' Association (APIB) said Friday. "The virus is reaching indigenous territories across Brazil with frightening speed," the association ...

South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold

World Mar 27, 2020

South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold

For decades, indigenous groups from Colombia to Brazil have been fighting the threat to their lives posed by oil exploration, deforestation and illegal logging. Now the battle is against the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Indigenous tribes are locking down and closing off their reserves to visitors as ...