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Latin America’s migration problems

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The Americas were shaped by migration, mostly from Europe. Now Asians and Africans are arriving, and there is desperate intra-continental movement in...

Mega-events and prostitution

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The main danger of violence to sex-workers during major sporting events is from the police, not the punters.

Ellen Page confronts Jair Bolsonaro about homophobia, in Rio de Janeiro

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In 2016, when he was still just a Congressman, Jair Bolsonaro was interviewed by US actor Ellen Page (star of Juno). Bolsonaro says he...

Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism

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This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries) which testify to an extremely sensitive and uncertain moment in the history of Latin America. 

1: Altamira, vítima de Belo Monte

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  Publicado originalmente em 07 de março de 2016. Na primeira de seis postagens, Sue Branford descreve uma cidade onde as promessas de um pródigo desenvolvimento...

Brazil: Black Consciousness Day

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On 20 November over 1,000 towns will be having a public holiday to celebrate the dia da consciência negra

BRAZIL: ENTIRE TRIBES MASSACRED

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One of the most important official documents of the last century, listing a long series of crimes and human rights violations inflicted on indigenous groups during the military dictatorship, has just been unearthed.

Brazil’s prison massacres – a bloody start to the year

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Brazilians began the New Year in the most terrible way, with images of piles of headless, dismembered corpses, the result of a savage massacre...

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

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As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.

Brazil: the ‘Pacification’ of Rocinha

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On 13th November, heavily-armed security forces took over the favela of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, evicting the drug-traffickers.

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