Brazil

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
"These figures confirm what we feared, namely that 2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A supporter of the former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva holds a flag during a national strike protest called by unions and students against the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pension reform in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 14, 2019.
"An extraordinary day in Brazil—for the world, given Lula's stature."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"The blockade has caused incalculable humanitarian damages. It is a flagrant,...

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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...