Tag Archives: Dispatches From the Amazon series

Defending Amazon against agribusiness can be dangerous

Backgrounder: Third in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service ANAPU, Brazil (CNS) — Across a stream and down a dirt road at the edge of this Amazonian town, a carefully tended crypt marks the burial place … Continue reading

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In Amazon’s cities, indigenous people are often invisible

Backgrounder: Second in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service MANAUS, Brazil (CNS) — Three decades ago, when Pedro Mura was 12, ranchers seeking to seize his community’s land threatened his family with death. The family, Mura … Continue reading

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South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

Backgrounder: First in a 13-part series By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru (CNS) — When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the … Continue reading

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