Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

 

Guns, drugs and Jesus

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips goes into Rio de Janeiro's notorious favelas to discover how evangelical preachers are trying to stem the tide of killings.

Brazil's future is here at last

Tom Phillips

Sitting in his air-conditioned office in Guaranta do Norte, a remote agricultural town on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, local mayor José Humberto Macedo looked a contented man. Thanks largely to the global boom in commodities, this soya-growing region has come to the vanguard of Brazil's march on to the world stage.

The Amazon burns again

Tom Phillips

Veteran Amazon pilots such as Fernando Galvao Bezerra are hard men to shock. During 20 years in aviation Bezerra (45) has ferried prostitutes and wildcat miners to remote, lawless goldmines. He has taxied wealthy loggers between ranches, and once survived when his plane plummeted out of the sky.