Brazil


Chilean Abstention From Migration Agreement Sets Worrying Precedent For South America

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera is following through on a promise to tighten the country’s borders after backing out of a migration treaty last month. Piñera’s move sets a worrying precedent for South American countries who are facing large numbers of asylum-seekers fleeing countries like Venezuela and Nicaragua. Chile confirmed that […]


Climate Change Agreements And Achieving Unity

The threat of climate change has been at the forefront of global environmental security. National leaders gathered together at a UN summit in Poland to discuss and find solutions to this global phenomenon. Due to the severity of the situation, the United Nations climate chief said that the aforementioned “threat […]


Brazil’s Incumbent President Spells Disaster For Environmental Efforts

Under the direction of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro Brazil has declined to host the 2019 United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, COP 25. This comes just 2 months after winning the bid to do so. The move marks a distinct change in policy direction for Brazil, which has […]


Bolsonaro And The Future Of The Amazon

On Sunday, October 28th 2018, Jair Bolsonaro, of the PSL (Social Liberal Party), won Brazil’s general election in the second round with approximately 55 percent of the popular vote, defeating Fernando Haddad of the PT (Worker’s Party). Immediately, concerns have been raised regarding the impact that Brazil’s new president-elect will have […]