Brazil

Sinovac, Chinese vaccine for Covid-19, to be approved in Chile and Brazil

No later than January, Chilean health authorities are trying to approve the coronavirus vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac, according to Heriberto Garcia, Director of the Institute of Public Health (ISP). This would be the second vaccine approved in…

Public letter: everything is interconnected as if we were one in this common house

2020 National Seminar — Forum on Climate Change and Social-Environmental Justice Public letter We, the participants of the 2020 National Seminar – Forum on Climate Change and Socio-Environmental Justice, gathered virtually from December 1st to 4th, 2020. We are representatives…

2020 Elections: Brazil has 147.9 million electors apt to vote

Voters’ biometric data collection increased despite the pandemic By Wellton Máximo Female, graduated from high-school, aged 35 to 59 is the profile of the majority of electors voting in the 2020 municipal elections, according to the Superior Electoral Court. This…

Brazil is up in flames—here’s why

by Diego Gonzaga It is no accident that there are fires all across Brazil, and it is no accident that the fires this year are worse than last. In fact, the fires in 2020 are the worst in the last decade.…

Brazil: Pressenza in the municipal elections

On November 15, Brazil will have the first real opportunity to initiate a political change, capable of resuming the democratic process interrupted by the advent of Bolsonaro as President of the Republic. November 15 is the day of the municipal…

Brazil’s 63,000 Fires

Amazon Day, a day of celebration for over 100 years on September 5th has passed. Amazon Day commemorates the year 1850 creation of the Province of Amazonas, encompassing 60% of Brazil and extending into Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname,…

The Amazon Rainforest Asks for Help!

By Daniel Bruno Vasconcelos and Jennifer Terriaga September 5th is the Amazon Rainforest Day, but we have nothing to celebrate on this very remarkable date. The current president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro is ruining with the greatest natural wealth of…

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…

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…

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…

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