South America

"Biden and Lula Project Unity On Democratic Values And Climate Change"

"U.S. President Joe Biden met on Friday with Brazilian leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a reboot of relations between the hemisphere's two largest democracies after the end of Donald Trump ally Jair Bolsonaro's stormy rule."

Source: Reuters, 02/13/2023

"Exclusive: U.S. Eyes Joining Amazon Fund During Biden-Lula Visit"

"The United States is considering its first contribution to a multilateral fund aimed at fighting Amazon deforestation, with a possible announcement during President Joe Biden's meeting with Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the White House on Friday, two U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter said."

Source: Reuters, 02/10/2023

"Brazil Pushes Illegal Miners Out Of Yanomami Territory"

"Armed government officials with Brazil’s justice, Indigenous and environment ministries pressed illegal gold miners out of Yanomami Indigenous territory Wednesday, citing widespread river contamination, famine and disease they have brought to one of the most isolated groups in the world."

Source: AP, 02/09/2023

Brazil Police Say Gang Leader Likely Ordered Killing of Phillips, Pereira

"Brazil's federal police said on Monday they had a "strong conviction" a gang leader known as "Colombia" ordered the brutal murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, killed in the Amazon rainforest last June."

Source: Reuters, 01/24/2023
February 15, 2023

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