Monday, March 25, 2019

Tag: Brazil

Trump & Bolsonaro join forces to back regime change in Venezuela...

Both leaders criticized what they called the “fake news” and discussed increasing efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office.

‘This is just the beginning:’ Greenwald on rising state violence &...

"There’s a vibrant left-wing movement coalescing against this, and I have a lot of optimism about the ability to fight against this."

This city made access to food a right of citizenship

A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: End hunger.

Unprecedented new map unveils illegal mining destroying Amazon

"The scope of illegal mining in the Amazon, especially in indigenous territories and protected natural areas, has grown exponentially in recent years, with the rise in the price of gold."

60,000 liters of oil spills from pipeline into Brazilian bay

"It was a leak of significant proportions, with an impact on the mangroves."

Amazon Rainforest deforestation at its worst – equivalent to the size...

While the new data still represents a 72 percent drop from 2004 when implementation of combative deforestation measures were put in place, the increased rate in the past 10 years has many worried.

Strongman: Jair Bolsonaro and the unexpected rise of the far right...

It remains to be seen if Fernando Haddad can rally the country to prevent a Bolsonaro presidency.

Why is the radical right still winning?

What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements – and the order they seek to replace.

Brazil’s leading food retailer goes cage-free

This commitment will spare millions of egg-laying hens a life of extreme confinement in battery cages so small that the birds can barely move or stretch their wings.

Federal judge bans use of glyphosate in Brazil

The decision prohibits the registration of new products containing the herbicide and suspends existing registrations within the next 30 days.

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Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Indiana teachers shot with pellets during school shooting drills ‘without warning’

They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times. It hurt so bad."

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all funding for arts,...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

ACLU calls for investigation into police detaining ex-Marine moving into his home

After a police officer held a Marine veteran at gunpoint and handcuffed him while moving into his own house, the Kansas chapter...

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