Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Brazil

Understanding violence against women and girls in Brazil

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Whilst Brazil is deemed one of the most violent and dangerous countries in the world, the rate of violent deaths in the country has decreased over recent years. Despite this, women and other gender and sexual minorities remain at greater risk of experiencing violence. 

Brazil: Nothing by Accident

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Alistair Clark reviews Damian Platt's book about organized crime in Rio de Janeiro and asks whether it reflects Brazil more widely.

Stepping softly on the earth

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A new film from Marcos Colón interviews indigenous leaders from across the Amazon whose thinking could transform our world as modern extraction and exploitation tip us further towards chaos and the destruction of the planet

Brazil: intimidation of the press takes many forms

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Attempts to intimidate journalists are on the increase. Police investigations, and prosecutions (often dropped) for infringement of the state security law and the new law for the defence of democracy are creating a climate of fear.

Brazil: what happened on 7 September?

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Glenn Greenwald looks behind the hype surrounding September 7th's large, but ultimately anti-climactic pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations which took place in Brasilia, São Paulo and other cities against the country.

Brazil is on fire

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With crucial votes pending on land rights, Bolsonaro ramps up threats of violence and casts the shadow of coup across the 2022 presidential elections

Brazil’s Grain Railway alarms indigenous groups

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The Ferrogrão a 933 km-long line planned to run through the heart of the Amazon rainforest from Sinop to Miritituba, is arousing consternation amont indigenous groups as the project moves ahead without proper consultation

Climate change: battle over 30 by 30

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The '30 by 30' proposal in the UN's new draft Global Biodiversity Framework has drawn strong criticism from indigenous rights groups and critics of the 'national parks' approach to conservation

Dekasegi: migrants return from Brazil to Japan

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Brazil's sizeable Japanese community was created by migration. Since the turn of the 21st century substantial numbers have been returning to Japan. Malcolm Boorer explains why.

Brazil: deforestation financed from US & Argentina

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Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.

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