Bolsonaro cracks down on illegal mining in Amazon amid global pressure – for now

Brazil government is determined to show the world a new, greener face after three years in which deforestation rates and global outrage exploded

In the four decades since he helped found the Garden of Gold, Fernando Viana has had a front row seat to the chaotic scramble for precious metals in the Brazilian Amazon.

Cutthroat squabbles over the jungle mines sprinkled around this riverside outpost. Lead-riddled corpses dumped outside the rowdy wooden bordellos he once ran.

Continue reading…

Breaking news from the Washington Post

Deportees land in Port-au-Prince: ‘Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti’

Breaking news from the Guardian

Emmys 2021: the winners, the losers, the speeches – live!

Breaking news from the Telegraph

‘Human swan’ paramotorist seriously injured and support staff member killed in accident

Breaking news from New York Times

Jill Biden Is Chasing the President’s Most Elusive Campaign Promise: Unity

Breaking news from the Washington Post

Deportees land in Port-au-Prince: ‘Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti’

Breaking news from the Guardian

Emmys 2021: the winners, the losers, the speeches – live!

Breaking news from the Telegraph

‘Human swan’ paramotorist seriously injured and support staff member killed in accident

Breaking news from New York Times

Jill Biden Is Chasing the President’s Most Elusive Campaign Promise: Unity

Breaking news from South China Morning Post

Hong Kong elections: just 1 opposition-leaning candidate wins seat on 1,500-strong Election Committee

Breaking news from the Times of India

A ‘turbaned Dalit’, Channi ticked all right boxes for Cong

Breaking news from the Washington Post

After 20 years of waging religious guerrilla warfare, Taliban fighters in Kabul say they miss the battle