Over the last few months President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been riding the crest of a wave: the Brazilian economy is coming through the global economic crisis relatively unscathed; under his leadership the country has gained a much more powerful
In mid-December João Pedro Stédile, one of the national leaders of MST, took part in a debate about the world financial crisis and its implications for Brazil. Here are some extracts from his contribution, as reported in the Brazilian newspaper, Br
Now and then there emerges somewhere in the world a social movement that is really exceptional for its integrity, astuteness and mass appeal. For me one of those rare movements is Brazil's Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)/the Landles
In recent months Brazil has suffered from a series of what used to be known as ‘unusual climatic events’ -- severe droughts in the south, flooding in the Amazon and torrential rain in the northeast. A small town in the interior of the north
This article gives you a really powerful idea of what it is like on the ground as the Colombian government pursues its offensive against coca-growing and the FARC guerrillas, which remain, as ever, intermingled.