Brazil

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Indigenous people and allies around the world are mobilizing this Earth Day to demand respect for community land rights in the name of the climate, biodiversity, and human rights. "Peoples and local communities are the best guardians of their lands and forests, yet governments are giving the go-ahead to hydroelectric dams, industrial mining,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Brazil's new neoliberal government is set to push through the most socially...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A portion of the Amazon rainforest is illegally burned in the Brazilian state of Para.
An environmental official well-known for his aggressive enforcement of...

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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...