Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rose for the 14th consecutive month in June, preliminary government data showed, heaping further pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro who is under fire for worsening destruction of the rainforest on his watch.
As Amazon becomes an increasingly important lifeline in the pandemic crisis, it is being hit with a wave of criticism from activists, politicians and others who question the tech giant's growing influence.
US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to block federal aid for the United States Postal Service unless it raises shipping rates for online companies like Amazon.com, prompting criticism that the move would hurt consumers relying more than usual on packages during the coronavirus outbreak.
Amazon denied reports that it is no longer accepting new deliveries of books to its warehouses while prioritizing essential goods amid the coronavirus outbreak, as major cutbacks at the UK’s two main book wholesalers have begun to prevent bookshops up and down the country from acquiring new stock.
As the coronavirus spreads around the world, it is not only health professionals and politicians who are being kept busy. Amazon has been flooded with badly put together, often plagiarized “guides” to combatting the virus.
The Palestinian Authority has condemned Amazon over its policy that allows Israeli settlers living in settlements free delivery but charges Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, calling on the online retail giant to cease its discriminatory practice against Palestinians.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has censured online retail giant Amazon over its policy that allows the Jewish settlers living in settlements free delivery but charges Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian.
The deforestation of the Amazon rainforest — the "lungs of the earth" — by wildfires is untold destruction, not just for the Amazon but for the entire planet, according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group.
Two indigenous leaders were shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state, in an attack not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainforest was killed last month, authorities said.