Cattle ranching is considered to trigger most of Amazon's deforestation.Full Story
During a speech riddled with misrepresentations of reality, the Brazilian president boasted that his country is a "benchmark in environmental preservation."Full Story
The Brazilian lawmakers want to know what really happened given that the official statements downplay the consequences of his visit.
All the former officials that took office after Brazil's dictatorship period (1964-1985) stated that Pompeo's visit is not in line with good international diplomatic practice.
During the pandemic, several communities entered lockdown to avoid bringing in the virus.
The WHO Regional Director warned that it is very dangerous to assume everything is going back to normality.
With November elections just around the corner, Washington will use the visit to reinforce the perception of having a strong foreign policy.
"Our country is becoming a servant of the Trump administration... We want peace and not a war on our borders!", the Workers' Party President Gleisi Hoffmann stressed.
"Brazil has inefficient policies in the fight against water pollution," a biologist explained.
On September 12, a group of 36 Brazilian companies and four business organizations sent a letter to the National Council for the Legal Amazon, also led by Hamilton Mourão, demanding "strong and effective" action against illegal deforestation.
Ricardo Barros is investigated for fraud in wind-energy contracts between 2011 and 2014.