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Brazil police to arrest 5 more in murders of journalist, Amazon expert

BRASILIA – Brazil’s federal police on Saturday, Augsut 6, arrested five more men in an investigation into the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rain forest in June.   Police said in a statement that seven arrest warrants were issued for illegal fishing in the Vale do…

Brazil reports first monkeypox death

Shortly before Spain confirmed the first known death in the outbreak in Europe on Saturday, Brazil on Friday announced the first monkeypox-related death outside of the African continent in the current outbreak. According to the health ministry, the 41-year-old victim from Brazil also had cancer and a weak immune system.   The patient was hospitalized…

Elon Musk and the Amazon. What Does He Really Want?

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  Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, met on May 20 with President Jair Bolsonaro. The meeting between Bolsonaro and businessmen took place in the city of Porto Feliz, in the interior of São Paulo, in parallel with Conecta Amazônia, an event to discuss regulatory frameworks in the Amazon and connectivity in schools….