Monday, December 6, 2021
With the extreme right in control of the Brazilian Congress, ethics has been stood on its head and events beggar belief. Jan Rocha reports from Sāo Paulo.
Main image: Without water, the virus spreads. Image: Facebook profile of Barrios de Pie Ramona Medina, one of the community leaders of Villa 31, a Buenos Aires villa miseria, has died from coronavirus after constantly denouncing the lack of water and the conditions for maintaining social distancing measures in her neighborhood. Ramona appeared on various media to raise awareness...
How long can the authorities dither over the growing water crisis affecting Brazil's southeast?
Haiti is the only country in the world where provision of sanitation decreased in the last decade: cholera will remain endemic for many years.
Documentary project Volume Vivo is releasing a series of films to chart the progress and causes of the acute water crisis in Brazil's most populous state.
1 December 2017. Just over a year ago, Rio was on a roll, basking in post-Olympic glory, applauded all over the world for a successful Games. Now the arrest of its most prominent politicians has exposed the rotten underbelly of the ‘cidade maravilhosa’, the beautiful city. They are facing accusations of blatant, scandalous corruption schemes that have been ripping...

Haiti: No sweat

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The Caracol Industrial park, intended as the flagship post-earthquake development project, has been little short of a disaster.
Passe Livre has held 7 mass demonstrations in São Paulo aiming to force the government to rescind fare rises.
The programme introduced by acting President Michel Temer consists of extreme neo-liberal measures that the government believes can be imposed by force. But will it work?
As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. Rachel Simon learns how Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores are fighting to play their part as services are commercialised, and to do so with better pay, recognition, and conditions. This article was first published in Resource Magazine. You can read the original here. Mention Colombia and the first...

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