Amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation
Brazil's state space agency reports a 100% increase in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest in November, compared to last year. President Bolsonaro denies his environmental policies are to blame.
Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro forms his own new political party
The "Alliance for Brazil" aims to fight against "communism, globalism and any ideology that is against the natural order." The far-right leader is hoping to regain the trust of evangelical voters.
Brazil's next fire disaster, in the Pantanal wetlands
Brazil's Pantanal wetlands are on fire. While the world was shocked by the wildfires that ravaged the Amazon, few seem to have noticed the destruction of the world’s largest tropical wetland area.
Uighur activist Ilham Tohti wins EU's Sakharov Prize
The shortlist for the EU's top human rights prize this year drew attention to the plight of the Uighur people in China, multi-faceted rights violations in Brazil, and the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Brazil vs Nigeria review: Aribo and Osimhen impress as Super Eagles hold Brazil
Solomon and Dennis review Brazil vs Nigeria friendly at Singapore. The Nutmeg crew also discuss Gernot Rohr's ability to take the Super Eagles into the next phase.
'Fallacy' to say Amazon is the heritage of humankind: Bolsonaro
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, tells the United Nations that the rainforest is his country's sovereign territory. "It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is the heritage of humankind, and a misconception confirmed by scientists to say that our Amazon forests are the lungs of the world," he says.
Brazil's Bolsonaro to skip Amazon fires summit he convened
Brazil's president did not say whether the meeting of Amazon nations would be postponed, but ruled out his attendance. Bolsonaro has come under international pressure over his handling of the fires and deforestation.
Angela Merkel, Jair Bolsonaro discuss aid for Amazon in 'productive' conversation
Their telephone call followed strained relations in recent weeks between Bolsonaro and Europe over combating wildfires in Brazil. Bolsonaro said Europe has "nothing to teach" Brazil about preserving the environment.