Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Brazil

The Amazon Summit: some progress; contradictions remain

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The Amazon Summit in Belém, Brazil, brought together 8 out of the 9 countries of the Amazon Basin. There were agreements, calls for western countries to share the burden of conserving the forest. But no explicit target on halting deforestation and no willingness to halt oil extraction.

Brazil: offshore oil threatens coral reef

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South America's largest coral reef will be at risk of destruction if drilling for up to 30 million barrels of oil off the coast of Maranhão is authorised. Also under threat will be the longest continuous stretch of mangrove in the world, which runs from the Maranhão coastline to the northern state of Amapá

Cartonera publishing in Latin America

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In this joyful and comprehensive study, Lucy Bell, Alex Ungprateeb Flynn, and Patrick O’Hare immerse readers in the colourful world of cartonera, a publishing phenomenon that has swept across Latin America over the past two decades. 

Brazilian women in London’s delivery sector

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Arts project and exhibition Who’s Behind Your Order? focuses on showing the overlapping types of exploitation faced by migrant women in the delivery sector.

Vale? Is it worth it?

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Documentary film about artistic responses to Brazil's worst environmental crimes: the Brumadinho disaster and Mariana tailings dam collapses, for which megamining company, Vale, is responsible.

Fighting illegal mining in Yanomami territory

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Agência Pública chronicles the work of Brazil's environmental protection agency, IBAMA, to root illegal miners out of the territory of the Yanomami people -- in an effort to fulfil Lula's pledge of action

Brazil: palm oil producers launch an avalanche of litigation

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Oil palm producer Brazilian Biofuels is accused of violating land rights and using violence against those who oppose its intrusion onto indigenous and quilombo lands. Its response has been to launch a wave of law suits targeting protestors, prosecutors and even the police

What a load of greenwash!

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A mining engineer with more than 40 years in the industry challenges the ESG frameworks used by mining companies to greenwash their activities

Searching for the disappeared of the Southern Cone dictatorships

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Tricia Feeney contextualises the work of CLAMOR, an organization co-founded by Jan Rocha dedicated to defending human rights in the countries of the Southern Cone.

Festival of Latin American Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art

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The Festival of Latin American Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art launched an online exhibition and showcased work from Latin American artists at the forefront of antiracist struggles.

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