Brazil

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for suspended President Dilma Rousseff, an effort that could mark the end of 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers' Party. "Today is not a good day for our democracy," said Senator Paulo Rocha, an ally of the nation's first female president. He added that "there is a political...
Sue Branford, Mongabay
Brazil’s environmental agency, Ibama, has decided not to give an environmental...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Yusra Mardini, a Syrian swimmer on the Refugee Olympic Team. (Photo: Reuters)
It's hard to imagine good news emerging from environmental chaos in Brazil and...

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With Brazil's World Cup three weeks away, up to 250,000 unsightly poor people have been driven out of their favelas; thousands of subsequently homeless people have been evicted from encampments; strikes and protests are rampant; and thousands of angry squatters remain in encampments set up to protest a country that spends $14 billion "to have a lovely World Cup and for the city to look nice, yet we still see children sleeping in the street." Street artist Paulo Ito's furious portrayal of the...