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 ...

Anti-pipeline protests derail Trudeau's trip to Barbados

World Feb 17, 2020

Anti-pipeline protests derail Trudeau's trip to Barbados

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has canceled his planned trip to Barbados for a regional conference to help resolve widespread rail disruptions caused by indigenous rights activists opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline, his office said Sunday. Indigenous communities across Canada have been ...

New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido

National Feb 3, 2020

New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido

Upopoy, a new national facility intended to revitalize and develop the culture of Japan's indigenous Ainu people, is facing challenges attracting attention ahead of its opening on April 24 in Shiraoi, Hokkaido. The new complex may miss the annual goal of 1 million visitors set ...