Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Brazil

Letter from Manaus

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Last week I went to Manaus for a conference.  It was 40 years since the first time I'd been there.  Manaus then was a small town of elegant old houses dating from the rubber boom, built around the grandiose Opera House,  a town of  precarious shanties

Can Lula reinvent himself as an environmentalist?

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Over the last few months President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been riding the crest of a wave: the Brazilian economy is coming through the global economic crisis relatively unscathed; under his leadership the country has gained a much more powerful

From Copenhagen to Brazil

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Live link-ups with Javier Farje in Copenhagen and Jan Rocha in Brazil and panel discussions with Peter Bunyard, Sue Branford & John Hilary.

BULLETIN 9 DECEMBER 2009

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MERCOSUR DOES NOT RECOGNISE HONDURAS ELECTIONS ♦ REDUCED SENTENCES FOR CUBAN “SPIES” ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: PERU TAKES FOREST PROTECTION PLAN TO COPENHAGEN ♦ BRAZIL: BIOFUELS ARE GOOD ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL HAVE

BULLETIN 8 DECEMBER 2009

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CHILE: JUDGE CHARGES SUSPECTS OF KILLING FORMER PRESIDENT ♦ BOLIVIA: EVO MORALES ANNOUNCES NEW FORM OF GOVERNMENT ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: BRAZIL: INDIANS WARN OF “REBELLION” OVER HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT ♦ COP15: NO WOMEN, NO AGREE

BULLETIN 7 DECEMBER 2009

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BOLIVIA: EVO MORALES RE-ELECTED ♦ BRAZIL DOES NOT BELIEVE THERE WILL BE AN AGREEMENT IN COPENHAGEN ♦ LATIN AMERICANS WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ♦ MEXICO: BIOFUELS BASED ON ALGAE

BULLETIN 4 DECEMBER 2009

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BOLIVIA PREPARES TO VOTE ♦ CHILE: VICTOR JARA, BURIED AT LAST ♦ MEXICO: POLICE RESCUE “SLAVES” ♦ BRAZIL STRENGTHENS LINKS WITH GERMANY ♦  MEXICO WILL LOSE BIODIVERSITY BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING

Brazil Focus

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Lula’s Achievement: from Neo-Liberalism to ‘Neo-Developmentalism’ (and definitely not Socialism)

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

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