Brazil

Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes

Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests, a study suggests. Scientists studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing…

Manifesto: We want to be happy and walk in the favela where we were born

For decades the State has not recognized the favela as an integral part of the city, denying favela residents their basic rights. Today, after three years of public security occupation in Complexo de Alemão, we see that the path to…

Brazil Parliament to Vote Tuesday on New Internet Regulations

Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Despite agreement reached regarding Internet regulations in Brazil, President of the Chamber of Deputies Henrique Eduardo Alves has postponed the vote until next Tuesday. Several groups were pleased with the changes to the proposal, presented…

Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture

By Amos Zacarias for IPS MAPUTO, Mar 12 2014 (IPS) – Some of the technological excellence that revolutionised Brazil’s tropical agriculture is reaching small producers in Mozambique. But it is not enough to compensate for the underfinancing of the sector.…

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The…

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

By Edward Snowden Source: Folha De S. Paulo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Translation/source, ZNet Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I…

First fact-finding mission to Brazil by UN expert group on people of African descent

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Working Group* of Experts on People of African Descent will undertake its first visit Brazil from 3 to 13 December 2013 to examine a wide range of issues…

Shock and hope: Millions of young people protesting on the streets of Brazil

Over the last two weeks millions of Brazilians have been protesting in the streets. Up to now, more than one hundred cities, from the north to the south of the country, in the capitals and in the interior are seeing…

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

After taking place twice in Brazil and once in Portugal and in Germany, the International Uranium Film Festival is now travelling to India. Documentary film maker from India, Shri Prakash is organizing the festival in New Delhi, Shillong, Ranchi, Pune,…

World Conference in Brazil to Flight against Corruption, Bribery, Abuse of Power

By Transparency International*, 6 November 2012 — Amid news of another round of financial scandals, word that the former president of a G8 country has been convicted of tax evasion and growing frustration across the Middle East that new leadership…

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