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
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 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
HONDURAS: PARLIAMENT VOTES AGAINST ZELAYA’S REINSTATEMENT ♦ SEVERE FLOODS AFFECT URUGUAY ♦ HUMAN RIGHTS SCANDAL LEADS CHILE TO CANCEL CELEBRATIONS ♦ BRAZIL’S INDUSTRY GROWS ♦ ENVIRONMENTALIST DEMANDS PROT
Last week we dined by candle light - not from choice but because a giant blackout left all of Sao Paulo, Rio and 16 other states without power for nearly 4 hours. Sixty million people were affected - stranded in lifts, on trains, on the underground.