MST: Anti-Imperialist Day for the Environment

Fernanda Alcântara Photo: Eduardo Moura In a year when deforestation in the Amazon and the release of agrotoxins are the highest in the last ten years, there wasn’t much to celebrate on the Environment Day, last Saturday (June 5th). However, several popular movements and organizations took advantage of the date to denounce the policies of…

Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against “Genocidal” Bolsonaro

Leonardo Sakamoto The protests, this Saturday (29), against the Jair Bolsonaro government represented an “I Do Not Authorize” both for the anti-democratic bravado of the president of the Republic and for the sabotage he has been carrying out in the fight against the pandemic. It is representative that Paulista Avenue in São Paulo has been…

Indicators Point to the Onset of a 3rd Covid-19 Wave in Brazil

Brasil de Fato President Jair Bolsonaro told participants of a motorcycle rally in Rio de Janeiro that “the pandemic is drawing to an end” – Alan Santos/PR Moving average of infections, rate of contagion and hospital occupancy indicate renewed outbreak within the country In the last 24 hours, Brazil registered over 80,486 new confirmed cases…

Duque, Bolsonaro and Piñera: Between Guardianship and Crimes Against Humanity

Misión Verdad From the right, the presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; and Colombia, Iván Duque together with the former presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; and Peru, Martín Vizcarra (Photo: Esteban Félix / AP). A few days ago some news portals reported that Colombian President Iván Duque was denounced before…

Brazil: Indigenous Articulation Takes Attacks against Yanomamis to the Supreme Court

Martha Raquel Sonia Guajajara, one of the leaders who denounced the unpunished attacks against the indigenous population – Mídia Ninja The population suffers with the escalation of wildcat miners’ violence in their lands; the attacks continue The Brazilian Indigenous People Articulation (Apib) issued a petition in the Federal Supreme Court (STF) on Wednesday, May 19, asking…

South America’s ‘Business Friendly’ Bloodbath

Brasil Wire International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Streetʼs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks…

The MST and Paulo Freire’s Legacy in Africa

Rafael Soriano As a wanderer of hope, work, and changing people’s lives, Paulo Freire spread a legacy across all continents. Freire lived in Bolivia, in Chile, in Cambridge (England), in the USA, in Geneva (Switzerland), and visited many places in the world. From his work in the World Council of Churches, of which he became…

Brazil: The Impacts of Wildcat Mining for Women

Martha Raquel Illustration: The Struggle of Indigenous Women in Brazil – Fernando Bertolo Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and disrupt the dynamics and lives…

Brazil May Reach 1 Million COVID-19 Casualties by October 2021

Michele de Mello, Giovanny SimonBrazil has surpassed 350,000 deaths from COVID-19. Photo: Brasil de Fato According to an independent report conducted in Russia, the Latin American country is experiencing a third wave of infection Brazil could reach the figure of one million deaths from COVID-19 by October 2021 if there continues to be high levels of…