Analysis shows that the distance between villages inland in the Amazon and the nearest ICU bed can exceed 1000 km. There are no pulmonary ventilators in most Amazonian municipalities.
The leader was arbitrarily arrested by the Federal Police in peaceful demonstration in defense of the health of Lower Tapajós River indigenous.[:]
After 48 hours of agony, 4 and 5-year-old Kichwa indigenous children die due to a rare disease characterized by fever, black vomiting and dehydration.
A ruptured pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Marañón River in late June is fueling concerns about potential health impacts for a small indigenous community, reports Environmental Health News.