Posts Tagged Brazil

Firefighters collapse from exhaustion, animals saved as wildfires rage on in Bolivia

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2019

 Firefighters battling raging wildfires in Bolivia were evacuated to hospitals in Santa Cruz on Thursday (September 19) after they collapsed from exhaustion. Blazes have burned unabated across vast swaths of...

Hundreds killed in Brazil’s Amazon over land, resources in past decade – report

UNTV News   •   September 18, 2019

 A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday (September 17) found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and...

‘We can’t keep up’ – Brazil residents battle blazes

UNTV News   •   September 6, 2019

Residents in Brazil’s vast Mato Grosso state were battling blazes spreading in dry brush while Brazil’s military arrived at a remote jungle location to fight the fires that continue to...

Brazil reaches out to Norway, Germany after halt to aid funding over Amazon wildfires

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 3, 2019

Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told media on Monday (September 02) that Brasilia has held talks with Norway and Germany over Amazon wildfires after the two European states halted aid...

Amazon deforestation risks ‘disastrous effects on climate’- Scientist

Marje Pelayo   •   August 29, 2019

The continued deforestation of the Amazon as fires sweep through the world’s largest rainforest could have disastrous effects on the continent’s climate, according to a Brazilian scientist based in London....

Charred earth and desolation: Drone reveals aftermath of Amazon fires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2019

A few charred trees are all that remain in this patch of the Amazon after it was ravaged by fires, a somber scene which has angered the international community as...

“Ashes to ashes:” Firefighters tackle fires in devastated Amazon

Robie de Guzman   •   August 26, 2019

Tree trunk ashes are all that remain in a barren portion of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil’s state of Rondonia. A dead bird lies next to a lifeless tree, a...

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2019

The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday (August 22), weeks after telling donors...

Brazilian inmate disguised to escape jail, found dead

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2019

The Brazilian inmate who disguised himself as his teenage daughter to escape prison was found dead in his cell. READ: Brazilian gang leader attempts jailbreak dressed as daughter Convicted Rio...

Brazilian gang leader attempts jailbreak dressed as daughter

Robie de Guzman   •   August 6, 2019

A gang leader attempted to break out of a Rio de Janeiro prison while dressed as his teenage daughter, Brazilian authorities said on Sunday (August 3). Clauvino da Silva dressed...

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