‘A war of attrition’: Humans and extreme drought damaging Amazon rainforest much more than thought, study suggests

CNN  —  Human activity and extreme drought is causing far more damage to the Amazon rainforest than previously thought, exacerbating climate change, according to a new study. While many climate studies focus on Amazon deforestation – where trees are completely cleared and land use changes – this study looks at “degradation.” This is when the […]

Argentina and Brazil are discussing a common currency. Don’t hold your breath

London CNN  —  The two biggest economies in South America are starting talks to create a common currency. Analysts are skeptical. Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva and Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández wrote in a joint piece published in Argentinian paper Perfil Sunday that they wanted to foster greater integration between the two neighbors. […]

Brazil’s Supreme Court to investigate Bolsonaro over January 8 attacks

CNN  —  Brazil’s Supreme Court is to investigate former President Jair Bolsonaro’s alleged involvement in the January 8 attacks on government buildings in the capital Brasilia. The court’s decision follows a request by Brazil’s public prosecutor office, several members of which released a statement Friday describing the events of that day – when Bolsonaro’s supporters […]

Brazil police find draft decree intended to overturn election result in former Bolsonaro minister’s home

CNN  —  Brazilian police searching the house of former President Jair Bolsonaro’s justice minister found a draft decree proposing the introduction of a state of defense to overturn the result of the country’s presidential election, the ministry’s spokeswoman told CNN. Justice Ministry spokeswoman Lorena Ribeiro said Federal Police found the document while carrying out a […]

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