Friends of Nature Foundation says wildfires have been razing forest and grassland since August as government of northeastern department of Beni declares red alert.
A decriminalisation proposal fell five votes short of the 70 required for its approval, with 59 assembly members voting against and six refraining.
Daniel Wilkinson, managing director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, says President Jair Bolsonaro has put "defenders of the [Amazon] forest at serious risk."
Venezuelan officials launched an investigation based on photos appearing in social media allegedly showing opposition leader Juan Guaido posing with two suspected members of a Colombian drug-trafficking group.
Marcelo Crivella, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, says 11 people died after a fire ripped through Badim Hospital.
FARC leader Ivan Marquez has threatened Bogota with renewing the group’s five-decade-long armed struggle against the government. Here’s what experts think about his threat.
The operator of the express train to Hong Kong's airport has suspended service as anti-Beijing protesters gathered there following a day of violent clashes with police.
Former commanders Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich on Thursday appeared surrounded by armed fighters in a 32-minute YouTube video to launch renewed hostilities against the government, saying the 2016 peace accords have been betrayed.
Colombia's ex-FARC commander says he will take up arms again with other guerillas who have distanced themselves from the 2016 peace deal with the government.
Trump aide says US is keen to tackle blazes engulfing parts of the world's largest rainforest but it prefers a plan that includes a discussion with Brazil's government.
Recession-hit Argentina has suffered market volatility since business-friendly President Mauricio Macri was trounced in party primaries three weeks ago by leftist challenger Alberto Fernandez.
The announcement suggests Bolsonaro has dropped an earlier demand that French President Emmanuel Macron withdraw "insults" made against him before he would accept a G7 offer to help put out the fires in the world's largest rainforest.
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