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UN: Brazil Backsliding On Indigenous Rights, Environmental Protection By
A United Nations human rights expert has warned that Brazil is going through a “dangerous time”, as the country experiences political turmoil putting indigenous rights and environmental protection at risk. John Knox, the UN special...
Killings Of Indigenous People, Environmental Activists Increase In Temer’s Brazil By
There has been a significant increase in the number of indigenous people and environmental activists killed over land disputes in Brazil, as human rights experts warn of a dangerous political mood in the nation. New research shared with Energydesk by Brazilian human rights...
Fresh Political Crisis In Brazil After New Evidence Of Presidential Corruption Revealed By
The presidency of Brazil’s Michel Temer, who replaced disgraced and impeached predecessor Dilma Rousseff last summer, lasted about one year without a major corruption scandal. That changed when Brazil’s O Globo newspaper, which was instrumental in exposing...
Brazil’s Un-Elected President Embroiled In Largest Corruption Probe In Brazilian History By
A Brazilian Supreme Court judge opened investigations Tuesday into almost 100 politicians who allegedly were part of the largest corruption scheme in the country, including a number of top allies of unelected President Michel Temer. Eight ministers — which represents...
‘Coup Not Over’: Lula, Rousseff Lead 1000s In Brazil Rally By
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and ousted President Dilma Rousseff attended the San Francisco River Transposition, organized Sunday by leaders of social movements, artists and intellectuals in the Brazilian city of Monteiro. “The coup is not over yet....
Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America By
BRASILIA, Brazil — Harsh austerity. A 20-year public spending freeze. A non-elected government. A coup backed by the United States and corporate world. This is the new reality that Brazil has faced following the impeachment and ouster of the democratically-elected...
Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity By
TEMUCO, Chile — On Jan. 12, Isidro Baldenegro López traveled to his hometown for the first time in years to visit his aunt who had fallen gravely ill. As he lay down to sleep that Saturday night in Coloradas de la Virgen, a small community in the western Sierra Madre...
Brazil’s Post-Coup Government Moves To Scrap Environment Regulations By
(REPORT) — The Brazilian government is attempting to scrap two important environmental regulations which environmental and Indigenous activists say will have a disastrous effect on efforts to fight climate change and put Indigenous communities in danger. The first proposal,...
Brazilian President Michel Temer: Dilma Rousseff Impeached Because She Didn’t Support Neoliberalism By
AUSTIN, Texas — During a recent appearance at a corporate think tank, Brazilian President Michel Temer admitted that his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached because she refused to implement a neoliberal reform plan published by Temer’s party. Rousseff was...
Venezuela Breaks Ties With Brazil As Rousseff Impeachment Takes Effect By
The suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff has been permanently removed from office by the country’s senate in an impeachment vote on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Rousseff was suspended in May 2016, after the senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process....