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A rare insight into the social structure, class divisions and psychology of colonist communities
With forest fires in the Amazon and a terrible dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil is paying the cost of its failure to regulate properly human activities
Though the media in Brazil pays little attention to it, rural violence against indigenous and landless workers is on the increase.
Because of the flurry of anti--indigenous legislation in the Brazilian Congress, Indians have decided that the only way to save their land and their culture is through direct action.
MST leader João Pedro Stédile says that "political reform" is the only solution for the country's political crisis
With some of the largest forest fires in decades and a burst dam resulting in the country’s worst environmental disaster to date, it has rarely been as evident as in the last few months that Brazil’s environment is under stress. Often “natural” disasters have man-made causes at their roots, and economic activity has clearly been largely responsible for the...

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