Brazil Weekly

Rains reach Pantanal but damage is done

This week, we explore the causes behind the Pantanal crisis, one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazil’s recent memory. And the little-known cases of child abduction during the dictatorship are taken to the UN.

How the Pantanal wetlands became a graveyard of ashes

After four months of drought, it has finally rained in the Pantanal region — the world’s largest wetland, famed for its wildlife. The precipitation has mitigated several blazes across the biome, which has seen unprecedented levels of destruction in 2020. By August 3, fires had destroyed 1.2 million hectares of land in the Pantanal; a month...

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