Senate Investigation on COVID handling bad news for Bolsonaro re-election bid

Senate Investigation on COVID handling bad news for Bolsonaro re-election bid

The Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) that investigated president Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the Covid 19 pandemic presented its report in October 2021. The conclusions of the investigation are bad news for the Brazilian president. The Covid CPI calls for the indictment of the president for at least nine crimes, among them crimes against humanity.

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Indigenous Peoples in Latin America, between States’ criminalization and the violence of armed groups

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America, between States’ criminalization and the violence of armed groups

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America are facing a profoundly grave situation. They are on the losing end in the gap between the development of national and international normative standards for the protection of their rights and their lack of implementation on the ground. They not only face the State’s force, imposing “development” projects and dispossessing them from their lands; but also illegal armed groups that dispute their territories with deadly force.

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Brazil, a late starter, is losing the global race for vaccines

Brazil, a late starter, is losing the global race for vaccines

On January 17 nurse Monica Calazans became the first person vaccinated against COVID-19 in Brazil. The procedure took place during a much-awaited ceremony in São Paulo. However, after months of denial and heel-dragging from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s late entry into the global race for vaccines could prove to be fatal for thousands of Brazilians.

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Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

After six days of fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a Amazonas state hospital, a 15-year-old Yanomami teenage boy died in April 9 from complications caused by the coronavirus. The boy’s death sounded the alarm for Brazil’s Indigenous peoples who now face the fear of the virus alongside the stress of increasing criminal activities and government policies.

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