The Sunday Times has an interesting article on Brazilian Indians today. The journalist Chrstina Lamb went back to the region visited by Norman Lewis 40 years ago.
Leading scientists meeting in Copenhagen in mid-March have produced highly alarming forecasts about the future of the Amazon forest.
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

Bulletin 3 December 2009

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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

Letter from São Paulo 1

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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.

Brazil Focus

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Lula’s Achievement: from Neo-Liberalism to ‘Neo-Developmentalism’ (and definitely not Socialism)

BULLETIN 4 DECEMBER 2009

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BOLIVIA PREPARES TO VOTE ♦ CHILE: VICTOR JARA, BURIED AT LAST ♦ MEXICO: POLICE RESCUE “SLAVES” ♦ BRAZIL STRENGTHENS LINKS WITH GERMANY ♦  MEXICO WILL LOSE BIODIVERSITY BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING

BULLETIN 7 DECEMBER 2009

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BOLIVIA: EVO MORALES RE-ELECTED ♦ BRAZIL DOES NOT BELIEVE THERE WILL BE AN AGREEMENT IN COPENHAGEN ♦ LATIN AMERICANS WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ♦ MEXICO: BIOFUELS BASED ON ALGAE

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