Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are given a tour during their visit to Muckross House in June last year. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Thousands of fires, allegedly set by ranchers and farmers seeking to clear land for cultivation, currently burning across Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, (...)

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(...)

Protesters against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest shout slogans against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaroin front of the Brazilian embassy in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France has joined Ireland and other EU nations in threatening not to ratify one of the world’s biggest trade deals unless Brazil does more to fight fi(...)

 Angel Montalvo and Emily Bench protest for the protection of the Amazon rainforest in front of the Brazilian consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intens(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: Keeps the part in his hair, like his politics, on the far right. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Tension has risen between Paris and Brasilia after Brazil’s populist nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro snubbed French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le(...)

 European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan says the Mercosur countries have committed to implement the Paris global warning agreement. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European Union agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has rejected criticism of the EU/Latin American Mercusor trade deal, saying critics are exploiting (...)

Ricardo Filho, an engineer from Brazil, who has lived in Ireland since 2016 with his wife. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ricardo Filho was earning €250 a month in his job as a co-ordinator at an English-language school in Brazil when he received word from UCD that he had(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Miguel Gutiérrez

Thousands of marchers protested in Venezuela on Wednesday to try to force socialist president Nicolás Maduro from power as tension grew between Russi(...)

A screen shot from a video showing the uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years.

Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years. Semi-naked and (...)

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