SOUTH AMERICA

Slave Labor, Deforestation and Greed Create Crisis in Brazilian Countryside

Escrito por  |  8 / February / 2018

The Temer administration continues to threaten to favor Brazilian agriculture at the price of one of Brazil’s greatest riche– the environment. Progressive sectors of society worry that the rise of agribusiness hides severe labor and environmental costs.

Brazil: Democratic Legitimacy At Risk

Escrito por  |  1 / February / 2018

A shadow has been cast over the legitimacy of the October 2018 Brazilian presidential elections.

“Gender ideology” and censorship in Brazil

Escrito por  |  9 / January / 2018

Far-right and evangelical fundamentalist groups are censoring art exhibitions in Brazil, based on an extreme-right ‘gender ideology’.

Launching a Regional Dialogue on Feminist Human Security in the Americas

Escrito por  |  12 / December / 2017

Women grassroots leaders and peace activists from across the Americas met in Antigua, Guatemala in early November to discuss the root causes of the violence they experience, major challenges to peace in the region, and what feminist grassroots leaders are doing about it.

Amazon Jungle Reserve Saved–For Now

Escrito por  |  5 / December / 2017

A Brazilian court blocked Temer’s decision to abolish the environmental Renca Reserve, saying that Temer exceeded his authority with the decree.

Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

Escrito por  |  28 / November / 2017

The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.