Bolivia

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View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, on August 27th. Photograph:  Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defence of the Amazon r(...)

Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in Brazil’s Amazon region. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, says he will only consider accepting an aid package to help put out fires raging across the Amazon rainforest if h(...)

View of a burnt area after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on August 25th, 2019. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of the G7 nations have said they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as thousands(...)

A burning tract of Amazon jungle is seen as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil . Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an (...)

A general view over smoke from fires in the Amazon rainforest covering the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil, on August 16th. Photograph: Roni Carvalho/EPA

Brazil’s nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday his government lacked the resources to fight and investigate wildfires in the Amazon af(...)

A police officer patrols the perimeter of the Altamira prison in Pará state, where 58 people were killed in a fight between rival gangs.  Photograph:  Bruno Santos/AFP/Getty Images

After the flames were extinguished and guards regained a semblance of control over the prison in northern Brazil where a gang fight left 58 dead, offi(...)

Pope Francis has said in the past that he would entertain the possibility of ordaining viri probati in remote areas that are deprived of the sacraments. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Roman Catholic Church on Monday cracked open the door to ordaining married, elderly men to the priesthood, t(...)

Apple Homepod, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We rely heavily on digital gadgets and often view them as miracles of disembodied progress. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Last year Kate Crawford, a New York University professor who runs an artificial intelligence research centre, set out to study the “black box” of proc(...)

John Teeling: ‘Few if any buyers’ for stock in the sort of exploration minnows he specialises in overseeing

Exploration is no game for the faint-hearted. Generations of shareholders have been burned chasing dreams of gold, oil or precious metals – particular(...)

The Dwyer family has gathered an impressive body of material, both forensic and from eyewitnesses, that has destroyed the credibility of the account given by the Bolivian authorities of the police raid that resulted in Michael Dwyer’s death. File photograph: PA Wire

Though it is 10 years ago today since Michael Dwyer was killed by police in Bolivia, the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery. But tha(...)

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