Brazilian Homesteaders Defend the Disappearing Flat-Topped Pine

Natives of the Santa Catarina backwoods are instinctively reserved and mistrustful, but Luiz Backes manages to be even more tight-lipped than most.

Minutes of silence pass, enough to honor all the martyrs to Brazil’s land struggles, as he rolls a cigarette and mulls his next utterance



Crossing the Medicine Line

About 21 million people become climate refugees annually, from the big storms and droughts, and by 2050, 1.2 billion people


Latin America will be all feminist!

March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD), serves as a barometer of the strength of feminist and women’s movements, especially in