Thursday, August 18, 2022

Brazil

Letter from São Paulo 1

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Last week we dined by candle light - not from choice but because a giant blackout left all of Sao Paulo, Rio and 16 other states without power for nearly 4 hours. Sixty million people were affected - stranded in lifts, on trains, on the underground.

Bulletin 3 December 2009

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HONDURAS: PARLIAMENT VOTES AGAINST ZELAYA’S REINSTATEMENT ♦ SEVERE FLOODS AFFECT URUGUAY ♦ HUMAN RIGHTS SCANDAL LEADS CHILE TO CANCEL CELEBRATIONS ♦  BRAZIL’S INDUSTRY GROWS ♦  ENVIRONMENTALIST DEMANDS PROT

Brazil and the World Financial Crisis

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In mid-December João Pedro Stédile, one of the national leaders of MST, took part in a debate about the world financial crisis and its implications for Brazil. Here are some extracts from his contribution, as reported in the Brazilian newspaper, Br

The Landless Workers’ Movement

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Now and then there emerges somewhere in the world a social movement that is really exceptional for its integrity, astuteness and mass appeal. For me one of those rare movements is Brazil's  Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)/the Landles

Is Climate Change Hitting Brazil?

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In recent months Brazil has suffered from a series of what used to be known as ‘unusual climatic events’ -- severe droughts in the south, flooding in the Amazon and torrential rain in the northeast. A small town in the interior of the north

Revised Forecasts for Future of Amazon

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Leading scientists meeting in Copenhagen in mid-March have produced highly alarming forecasts about the future of the Amazon forest.

Sunday Times & Survival International

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The Sunday Times has an interesting article on Brazilian Indians today. The journalist Chrstina Lamb went back to the region visited by Norman Lewis 40 years ago.

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