Category Archives: Brazil

Brazil arrests 63, levies $8.7m in fines over fires — Publisher news

[ad_1] Brazil’s defense minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging fires in the Amazon rainforest. The announcement came as President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in … Continue reading

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Bolsonaro and the battle for Brazil’s future: an interview with Elias Jabbour — Eyes on Latin America

The election of far right politician Jair Bolsonaro in last year’s Brazilian Presidential election sent shock-waves across Latin America and the entire world. What has been the impact of Bolsonaro’s first eight months in office? I interviewed Elias Jabbour, Professor … Continue reading

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Special report: The Amazon rainforest ablaze

As the world watches fires ravage the Amazon, Sky News speaks to indigenous people living within the world’s most important rainforest.

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How a Culture of Impunity is Fanning the Flames in Amazonia — University of Washington Press Blog

As a cultural anthropologist who has worked in Amazonia for the past twenty years, I am saddened—but not at all shocked—by the swathe of fires currently burning across northern Brazil. The smoke from these fires has famously blackened the daytime … Continue reading

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As Brazil Burns, Northern Media Deploy a Strategy of Deflection — Russia News Now

by Brian Mier NASA image of smoke from fires over the Brazilian state of Rondonia. I spent last week in the Brazilian Amazon in Porto Velho, Rondonia, on the edge of what is called the arco do incendios. The “arc … Continue reading

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Amazon wildfires: Brazil’s president sends in army as thousands protest

Jair Bolsonaro is deploying the army to help fight the fires, but some – including world leaders – say he is not doing enough.   Brazil’s president has insisted that he is taking a tough approach to tackling the Amazon … Continue reading

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Brasil

Carnival in Pernambuco Photo by Visit Brasil on flickr · From the combination of cultural diversity of a country with continental dimensions and current and modern elements, comes a unique lifestyle: the Brazilian way of living.[…] Source: Brasil

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Brazil Supreme Court judge says Lula deserves retrial – Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazil’s largest-ever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors. FILE PHOTO: Judge … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo shrouded in darkness as Amazon rainforest continues to burn — Global News

According to Global News meteorologist Ross Hull, a few factors came together at “just the right moment” to place Sao Paulo under a shroud of darkness. Continue reading → via Sao Paulo shrouded in darkness as Amazon rainforest continues to burn … Continue reading

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Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests – Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president? — Russia News Now

by Brian Mier August 13 protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Belo Horizonte, one of 211 cities where demonstrations took place (photo: Dowglas Silva). Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of 211 cities on August 13 … Continue reading

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