Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Brazil

British supermarkets, GMO soya and birth defects

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The UK's six largest supermarkets have quietly decided to allow more GM soya into the food chain, despite horrific evidence of the impact of the GM soya boom in Argentina.

BRAZIL: RIO’S SHANTY TOWNS GO GREEN

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Adapting to climate change often seems an earnest business, but adaptation in some of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns is very different - helping the favelas to flower can help to protect them against destruction.

Brazil: mines mean murder (again)

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Local leaders in Barcarena, Pará are in fear for their lives, following the murder on Monday 12 March of one of their leaders, 47...

The Past is an Imperfect Tense

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A well-to-do white couple living in São Paulo, Brazil, adopt a black baby. The Past is an Imperfect Tense tells the story of this father-son relationship, which begins with great love and affection but ends up in ruin and rejection.

FIRST OPEN LETTER ON THE SELF-PROCLAMATION OF DAJE KAPAP EYPI INDIGENOUS...

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This is the first open letter by the Munduruku Indians, about the recent step of marking out the limits of their land in an attempt to force the authorities to give them the legal rights to land they have long occupied

Frei Henri, champion of justice for Brazil’s rural poor

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A chapter in international solidarity with Brazil’s embattled rural poor closed on Sunday 26 November with the death of Dominican priest and lawyer, Henri...

Brazil: the flesh is weak but the meat is rotten

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São Paulo, March 22nd. With their usual fine sense of irony, the Federal Police named their latest operation, launched on Friday 17th,   “Carne Fraca”...

Violence in Rio escalates with murder of city councillor

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Little did she know that she would be the next victim when Marielle Franco, a left-wing city councillor, penned her last twitter post, denouncing...

The four bullets that killed Marielle

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22 March 2018. Marielle Franco was executed with four bullets. One each for racism, misogyny, homophobia and impunity. By killing Marielle, the assassins eliminated not...

Brazil’s environment is under stress

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With forest fires in the Amazon and a terrible dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil is paying the cost of its failure to regulate properly human activities

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