SOUTH AMERICA

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.

Macri Faces Electoral Debacle, Financial Failure and Imminent Default

Escrito por  |  26 / August / 2019

The overwhelming defeat of President Macri in the primary elections of August 11 and the failure to achieve any of the benchmarks agreed to in the Stand-By Agreement with the IMF a year ago, have produced economic anxiety with unpredictable social and political consequences.

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.

The Troubling Relationship Between Bolsonaro and Dictatorships

Escrito por  |  5 / June / 2019

Brazil has been a democratic society for a mere 34 years. Bolsonaro’s efforts to keep alive the memory of the dictatorship, while he governs with the support of those who preach the return of an anti-democratic period is (or should be) more than a cause for concern.

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”.

Journalism to eliminate gender violence

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2019

In spite of having overcome the barrier of silence, the coverage of gender violence repeats many vices of the past. With the exception of feminist media, reporters, directors, and editors continue to gravitate towards the more morbid, leaving out the context of the crime- gender violence and the pardon in which it is expressed.What are the ethical obligations of journalism that covers gender violence and how is it held responsible?

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Escrito por  |  9 / March / 2019

Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized with the aim of controlling extractive industries, especially gold mining.