Conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon have taken the lives of more than 300 people says new HRW report.
Neymar rape accuser charged with extortion
For President Donald Trump, maintaining his personal friendship with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — another right-wing leader with authoritarian tendencies — is seemingly more important than leading the charge against the disaster unfolding in Brazil.
So far this year nearly 94,000 fires have been observed across Brazil with the majority recorded in the Amazon.
Fires continue to consume the normally lush Amazon, killing animals and leading to respiratory illnesses according to the leader of an indigenous group in Rondonia state.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said he will stop using "French" pens from the brand Bic in light of criticism from President Emmanuel Macron concerning the Amazon wildfires.
The forest is home to 1,500 species of birds, 500 species of mammals and 550 of reptiles.
Bolsonaro said Macron must apologise "before we talk or accept anything from France " but a spokesman later said Brazil would accept foreign aid.
How do you stop the Amazon wildfires?
Brazil's President, his son and his agriculture minister attacked the French leader on social media over the weekend after Macron put the Amazon on the official G7 agenda.
Thousands took to the streets in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to demand that more be done to battle the wildfires in Brazil that have swept through parts of the Amazon region.
Tree trunk ashes are all that remain in this barren portion of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil's state of Rondonia.
As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"
Six states in the Amazon region of Brazil have asked the military for help to combat fires in the rainforest
Bolsonaro mobilizes Brazilian army to combat Amazon fires
The Amazon absorbs more CO2 than it rejects and stores 90 to 140 billion metric tonnes of CO2, according to the WWF, which warned that "the release of even a portion of which would accelerate global warming significantly."
A NASA scientist has contradicted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over his defiance concerning fires raging in the Amazon rainforest using satellite images to back up his position.
Celebrities react to the grave news that the Amazon is ablaze in Brazil and we talk to three NGOs tackling the crisis.
Stretched above the teeming megalopolis of Sao Paulo, slackliners are defying gravity via a Highline connected across the city's abandoned buildings.
Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs making 'problems'
Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE).
It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 — the highest since records began in 2013.
Amazon fires generate smoke cloud almost as big as devastating Siberia blaze
The Brazilian state of Amazonas declared a state of emergency over the rising number of forest fires in the area.
Prosecutors to drop rape charges against Neymar
A Brazilian inmate who tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter was found dead in his cell, according to prison authorities.
A prison clash in Brazil's Altamira jail left at least 52 people dead, said officials.