South America

02.07.2020

Venezuela’s Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19

Venezuela’s Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19

By Vijay Prashad, Eduardo Viloria Daboín, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC Sixty percent of Venezuela’s COVID-19 cases are in its border states of Apure, Bolívar, Táchira, and Zulia. Roughly 70,000 Venezuelans who had moved to nearby countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (largely in response to crippling U.S. »

28.06.2020

Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts

Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts

Over the past 20 years, like clockwork, severe droughts have hit the Amazon every five years with regularity 2005, 2010, 2015. Of course, droughts have hit the Amazon rainforest throughout paleoclimate history, but this time it’s different. The frequency and severity are off the charts. Recent data is starting to… »

28.06.2020

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

In such communities, 7,753 have been infected and 349 killed By Letycia Bond The COVID-19 pandemic has reached at least 11 indigenous ethnic groups, according to the National Committee for Indigenous Life and Memory. In the report published by the committee, formed by indigenous leaders, the total number of people… »

28.06.2020

Return to Normality? 8 – Pia Figueroa from Pressenza

Return to Normality? 8 – Pia Figueroa from Pressenza

After the replies of Riccardo Noury, Laura Quagliolo, Giovanna Procacci, Giovanna Pagani, Guido Viale, Andreas Formiconi and Jorida Dervishi, it’s time to talk to Pia Figueroa, one of Pressenza’s editor. Now that we’re almost out of the Covid 19 emergency, many people say “we don’t… »

20.06.2020

Talk. Roberta Ristow

Talk. Roberta Ristow

In the midst of an uncertain scenario, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Casa da Escada Colorida invited Roberta Ristow, content creator, consultant and collaborative journalist at Vogue, to talk about innovative initiatives and the adaptation of the art market to new Times. Casa da Escada’s managing team: Bruno Girardi, Rachel Balassiano… »

14.06.2020

Great-Granddaughters of the Plaza de Mayo

Great-Granddaughters of the Plaza de Mayo

Comprehensive Sex Education as Social Transformation Zoe Sullivan Most news right now focuses on the coronavirus pandemic. Rightly so. But, as the Wisconsin spring election demonstrates, other important things continue to happen. So, if you’re open to some non-COVID19 reading, you’re in the right place. If you’re interested… »

11.06.2020

Allegations of espionage: Macri government saved profiles of 400 persons

Allegations of espionage: Macri government saved profiles of 400 persons

Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) has revealed details of espionage on journalists, academics and businessmen. The Federal Intelligence Agency’s head, Cristina Cañamo, filed a complaint following the discovery of a hard drive with alleged evidence of illegal e-mail spying on various people. In Argentina, domestic espionage requires a judicial order. »

10.06.2020

Note Six: The Just Distribution and Ethical Use of Property

Note Six: The Just Distribution and Ethical Use of Property

By Howard Richards From the New York Times, June 2, 2020: ´The anger is different this time. After years of Americans being killed by the police — more than 1,000 per year, for as long as statistics exist — something has changed over the past week. ´The gruesome video… »

03.06.2020

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Brasil de Fato First uprising since the beginning of the pandemic was put together by Brazil’s soccer fan organizations For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to the streets to demand that President Jair Bolsonaro step down… »

30.05.2020

Joênia Wapichana – The First Indigenous Deputy of Brazil

Joênia Wapichana – The First Indigenous Deputy of Brazil

Joênia Batista De Carvalho was born on April 20th,1974 in the village of Truaru Da Cabeceira, in the state or Roraima. When she was eight, she moved with her mother to the Capital Boa Vista. She enrolled to the Faculty of Law of the Federal University. Once she completed her… »

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