Pedro Casaldáliga, 'bishop of the poor,' dies in Brazil at 92

Retired Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga of São Félix, Brazil, was known for his unrelenting defense of the indigenous population and of the struggle of peasants for land ownership.

Brazilian church campaign draws attention to threats against advocates

With the objective of giving more visibility to the increased violence against those who defend social and environmental rights, Brazil's Catholic Church has launched the "Life by a Thread" campaign.

Brazil's Indigenous Missionary Council blames government for murder

The Brazilian bishops' Indigenous Missionary Council is holding the Brazilian government responsible for the assassination of indigenous leader Paulo Paulino Guajajara, one of the Guardians of the Forest in the Amazon.

Stress of fighting for land takes toll on indigenous peoples in Brazil

Pressure from land conflicts and decline of expectations and perspectives have led the indigenous populations in Brazil to register some of the highest suicide rates in the country, said the Indigenous Missionary Council, linked to the Brazilian bishops' conference.