Brazil

Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro Plotting a Self-Coup?

Escrito por  |  11 / June / 2020

Bolsonaro has isolated himself internationally. With approval ratings in free fall, the Brazilian president has increasingly moved to the far right.

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

Escrito por  |  8 / May / 2020

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.

Bolsonaro’s Attempt to Remake Brazilian Culture Bogged Down By Scandals

Escrito por  |  15 / March / 2020

Just a few months into the year and the Bolsonaro government is up to it neck in scandals that have stymied its ambitious plans to reshape Brazil’s culture and impose a new conservative ideology based on nationalism, religious fundamentalism and militarism.

Fires Raging in the Rain Forest Add to Environmental, Economic Crisis for Brazilian Government

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2019

The fires that started August 16 are still raging in the Amazonian jungle. Although they no longer make international headlines, they have destroyed more than 12 million hectares.

New Reports Show Indigenous Leaders, Environmental Journalists Risk Lives in Amazon Defense

Escrito por  |  19 / August / 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s willingness to open Indigenous reserves to mining, agriculture and infrastructure has triggered a rise in invasions of indigenous lands by armed gangs of land grabbers, causing constant fear in indigenous communities.

As Bolsonaro and Trump Target the Amazon, Indigenous Peoples Seek to Unite to Defend the Earth

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2019

In March, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited U.S President Donald Trump to discuss deepening relations between their countries. In their joint statement, the two presidents agreed to “catalyze investment in the Amazon region”.