Thursday, May 23, 2024

Brazil

Appeal for leading Brazilian environmental defender

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Antonia Melo, a Brazilian environmental defender widely known for her work, especially in opposing the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam on the Xingu River, faces a grave health crisis. An appeal has been launched to help with her health care.

Rio Grande do Sul under water

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The climate disaster in Brazil’s southernmost state has provoked commotion and solidarity but also questions and criticisms of the man-made causes which contributed to it.

Brazil: Kawahiva at mercy of loggers and gangs

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The Kawahiva, an unctacted Indigenous people, live in an area still plagued by illegal logging. Despite promises from Lula's government, their land is still not fully protected and their existence is acutely endangered.

‘The Dark Side of Skin’: race relations in modern Brazil

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Jeferson Tenório, originally from Rio de Janeiro, is currently a teacher of literature in Porto Alegre. The Dark Side of Skin is his third novel and winner of the esteemed Jabuti national literature prize.

Kopenawa, Krenak, Kayapo

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Brazil's Indigenous leaders are at last being recognized, reports Jan Rocha. But will anything really change in their 500-year-old struggle, as Brazil's Congress continues to defend the interests that seek to annihilate them?

Eliane Brum: contemplating the Amazon, the centre of the world, through...

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In an extraordinary interview, Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum explains how language is fundamental to the life of the Amazon and its peoples

Ailton Krenak: Samba to portray our vision

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Brazilian Indigenous leader Ailton Krenak is made a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Meanwhile Samba schools at Carnival gave voice to Indigenous and Black peoples

‘Eureka’ is a reflection on oppression and a sensorial ride into...

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Lisandro Alonso's film, 'Eureka,' intricately weaves together three distinct plots set in different parts of the Americas over different eras, presenting us with challenging and thought-provoking transitions across various genres.

Brazil: Coup and Carnival

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Brazilian police and the Supreme Court have released a video showing Bolsonaro plotting to deny the results of the presidential election and mount a coup. The leading Samba schools in this year's carnivals, by contrast, highlighted the lives of Indigenous Peoples and the culture of black Brazil

Attack on Pataxó Hãhãhãi Indigenous leaders must be investigated

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In January, two leaders of the Indigenous Pataxó Hãhãhãi community of Bahia State in Brazil were brutally attacked by a militia calling for a ‘repossession’ of their land, as police officers allegedly watched.

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