Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Brazil

Kaiowcide

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Antonio Ioris, director of the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, in parternship with LAB, has written a policy brief on the ongoing genocide of Brazil's Guarani-Kaiowa people.

K – the story of a search

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Bernardo Kucinski's searing memoir 'K' tells the story of the agonised search by a father for his disappeared daughter, kidnapped and eventually murdered by...

Feminisms in Brazil – the war against gender

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Eva Alterman Blay is a pioneer of women’s rights in Brazil and the founder of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender Rights at the University of São Paulo.

Brazil: letting the stampede rip

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The Bolsonaro government's assault on regulations and indigenous rights has led to a stampede of land-grabbing by loggers, miners and cattle ranchers. They have let through the stampede (passar a boiada).

Brazil: timber export boom under Bolsonaro

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Police investigations implicated then Brazilian environment minister Riacrdo Salles in illegal exports of high-value timber from the Amazon to consumers in the US and Europe.

Poisoned city: Brazil’s forgotten environmental disaster

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Hundreds of tons of carcinogenic agrochemicals, including DDT, were abandoned by the Brazilian government at a factory near an orphanage on the outskirts or...

Another Brazil is possible

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Extraordinary photo of a Zo'é man carrying his father to be vaccinated has gone viral as a symbol of hope for all Brazilians

Brazil: a gift of honey

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At the Monument to 500 Years of Resistance by the Indigneous Peoples of Brazil, Braga, a Pataxó chief, imagines a gift of honey for senators as they debate PL490, which threatens indigenous land rights. It is a gift 'to disarm the media, touch the people, enchant the world'.

New books from LAB authors

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LAB authors have published three new books - on indigenous communities vs extractive industries in Ecuador; and on the military dictatorship, torture and human rights in Brazil

Brazil: I skip meals to feed my children

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Single mothers who raise their families alone were hit face on by the loss of jobs and income; women are always the last to eat.

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