Brazil

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… »

18.02.2020

Amazon Onslaught

Amazon Onslaught

This month Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro proposed a new bill promoting mining, expanded agriculture, and energy production on indigenous lands in the Amazon. Accordingly, private developers as well as private hedge funds will occupy and develop land that’s been home to indigenous people for thousands of years. Meantime during Bolsonaro’s… »

10.12.2019

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

It is time to #ProtectTheAmazon. On 9th December, Minga, the indigenous peoples’ alternative to COP25, and Extinction Rebellion’s Rebels Beyond Borders have blocked the road leading to the entrance to COP25. They have also installed a yellow boat, with people locked on to it, in an act of solidarity to demand climate justice now for the… »

09.11.2019

‘An Extraordinary Day’: Brazilian Leftist Leader Lula Freed From Prison

‘An Extraordinary Day’: Brazilian Leftist Leader Lula Freed From Prison

“An extraordinary day in Brazil—for the world, given Lula’s stature.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer for Common Dreams Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, was freed from prison Friday after a year-and-a-half behind bars due to a politically motivated prosecution from the country’s… »

03.11.2019

Brazil: indigenous Guajajara killed by loggers in Maranhão

Brazil: indigenous Guajajara killed by loggers in Maranhão

The group of indigenous forest agents known as “Guardians of the Forest” was ambushed by loggers on Friday, November 1, 2019, in the interior of the Araribóia Indigenous Land, region of Bom Jesus das Selvas (Maranhão state), between the Lagoa Comprida and Jenipapo peoples. There was an intense confrontation. The… »

19.09.2019

Health and Wellbeing Project in Caucaia Park [Brazil] to overcome pain and suffering

Health and Wellbeing Project in Caucaia Park [Brazil] to overcome pain and suffering

The initiative offers free acupuncture and reiki services to residents of the Cotia region. This September, the Health and Wellness Project completes a year and a half offering acupuncture and reiki care to the residents of Caucaia de la Alta Cotia. It began with the initiative of a group of… »

03.09.2019

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

Darren Reid, Coventry University for The Conversation São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due to smoke from the Amazon rainforest burning more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away. These fires have brought… »

24.08.2019

PT [Workers Party] Leader Requests UN Response to Environmental Disaster in Brazil

PT [Workers Party] Leader Requests UN Response to Environmental Disaster in Brazil

Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Workers’ Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, asked President of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, to communicate with the United Nations on Thursday, due to the environmental disaster in the country. ‘It is essential that we submit this complaint. We… »

23.08.2019

The Amazon is on fire, Bolsonaro doesn’t react. Report from FM Radio Gráfica

The Amazon is on fire, Bolsonaro doesn’t react. Report from FM Radio Gráfica

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) counted 72,843 intermittent forest fires between January and August, due to the Brazilian president’s “development policy” for agriculture and mining. Bolsonaro argued that “it’s fire season” and joked: “They used to call me Captain Motosierra and now I’m Nerón burning the Amazon. At… »

29.07.2019

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Threatens Glenn Greenwald with Imprisonment HeadlineJul 29, 2019

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Threatens Glenn Greenwald with Imprisonment HeadlineJul 29, 2019

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro threatened journalist Glenn Greenwald with possible imprisonment Saturday, following recent reporting by Greenwald’s news website The Intercept implicating Justice Minister Sérgio Moro in a possible plot to smear and convict former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Speaking to a reporter, Bolsonaro said Greenwald… »

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