Brazil

IACHR Court to review quilombolas’ ancestral land claim

The case concerns 152 communities affected by the failure to issue land titles, the expropriation of land and the unconsulted installation of an aerospace base. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) will review the case of the Quilombola communities…

50 years ago Brazil planned to invade Uruguay in 30 hours, if the Frente Amplio won

A series of declassified US documents added details to the so-called “Operation 30 Hours”, the plan hatched by the Brazilian dictatorship in 1971, half a century ago, to invade Uruguay if the leftist Frente Amplio coalition won the elections that…

“Old” and “new” challenges to Brazilian citizenship

In Brazil, the interests of large estates have driven the state’s agenda of priorities for many centuries. These include the maintenance of slavery until the end of the 19th century, the absence of labour rights in the countryside for most…

Protectors of life 01- Dona Madalena: Ubatuba, Brazil

This series aims to tell the stories of women who play a role in health care and protection in the communities in which they live. Some of them had access to formal education and others learned through knowledge passed down…

Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples: a Struggle for Everyone

Between 8 and 30 June, around 2,000 indigenous peoples camped out in Brasilia in front of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) – Brazil’s highest legal instance – to reject the application of the “temporary framework” in a case brought by…

Brazil: the impacts of wildcat mining for women

Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination By Martha Raquel Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and…

Five years after the coup against Dilma in Brazil, historians take stock

Process that ousted Dilma Rousseff sparked an institutional meltdown and revealed the country’s democratic disabilities By Pedro Rafael Vilela The historical, social and political interpretations of the impeachment of former Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, which took place in 2016, are…

Brazil drug watchdog calls for update in Oxford vaccine package insert

Anvisa is requesting the inclusion of possible side effects By Karine Melo Brazil’s national sanitary regulator Anvisa has requested the inclusion of possible side effects following reports of thromboembolic events with thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) under “Warnings and Precautions” in…

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed 800,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday

The modern plague advances, despite vaccines and the phenomenal deployment of science and technology, despite the fact that so many intelligent minds have been working on antidotes, despite the sustained efforts of health personnel and doctors who have been working…

Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, playwright Augusto Boal would be turning 90

Recall the playwright’s contributions to Latin American culture and the working class Daniel Giovanaz A genuinely Brazilian, and also Latin American theater, in which workers appropriate artistic means of production and the boundaries between actor and spectator are blurred. This…

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