Venomous Yellow Scorpions Are Moving Into Brazil’s Big Cities, and the Infestation May Be Unstoppable
It is a hallmark of what those of us in the complex problems field call a “VUCA” world—a world that’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.
Despite the alarming anti-Indigenous measures that the Bolsonaro administration has taken over the past month, the message of the “Red January” protests is one of hope and resilience.
By Robert T. Walker, University of Florida Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting environmental research in the Amazon, I have witnessed the the ongoing destruction of the world’s biggest rainforest. Twenty percent of it has been deforested by now—an area larger than Texas. I therefore grew hopeful when environmental policies began […]
According to witnesses cited in a police report, the hitman did not act alone in the murder of Franco and authorities believe that at least two other BOPE officers were directly involved in the killing.
The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes.
These actions elicited praise from Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters and investors but enraged members of the opposition.
One of the orders issued late Tuesday likely will make it all but impossible for new lands to be identified and demarcated for indigenous communities.
Bolsonaro used a Trump-style populist playbook to win the Brazilian presidency in October with 54 percent of the vote.
The “Trump of the Tropics” is known for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual.
Gen. Richard Nunes made the comments about the case of Councilwoman Marielle Franco in an interview published Friday in newspaper Estadao. He did not name any suspects.
Details of the “extremely complex” investigation have yet to be released, but police did say the warrants cover 15 locations throughout the state of Rio, as well as a municipality in neighboring Minas Gerais.
Misinformation via social media played a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency.
Democracy Is at Risk in Latin America and the Far Right Is Moving in: Here’s How It Went Wrong for the Left
The risk is that democracy is failing many, increasingly normalizing the demonization of the “other.”
Erica Malunguinho was elected as a state representative in São Paulo, becoming the first transgender candidate elected to that position.
Up to 80 Guajajaras have been killed since 2000 as part of a fierce conflict with illegal loggers.
Gender-based violence also increased.
Race is still a taboo subject. Nonetheless, as Marielle Franco exposed in her work, skin color dramatically impacts safety in Brazil.
The former president of Brazil turned himself in to the police in São Paulo on Saturday evening and was flown by helicopter to the southern city of Curitiba to begin a 12-year sentence for corruption charges.
After nearly 11 hours of televised debate, the court voted 6-5 to deny da Silva’s habeas corpus request, meaning he could be jailed as early as next week.