Brazilians Protest Over Bolsonaro’s Muddled Coronavirus Response

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has continually downplayed the coronavirus pandemic. He has criticized efforts to contain the virus via quarantines and shutdowns, calling Brazilian governors “irresponsible” in an interview with CNN. He has maintained this stance even after his possible exposure to the virus while visiting the US to […]

COVID-19 In Latin America

What might happen in Latin America with weak economies, fragile public health systems, high rates of unemployment, and huge inefficiencies in the delivery of other public services, if the continent reaches a peak in the cases of coronavirus infections? Timeline Of Outbreak The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America […]

Cases Of The Non-White And The Indigenous Groups Trigger Reconsideration Of The Racial Democracy In Brazil

In early February, Sergio Camargo was assigned to lead the Palmares Cultural Foundation, a governmental funded institution aiming at promoting and preserving the cultural, historic, social and economic values of black society in Brazil. As a “black right-winger” and “anti-victims,” he publicly dined the existence of real racism in Brazil. […]

Abstaining From Sex: Brazil’s New Campaign To Decrease Adolescent Birth Rate

In early February, the Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, led by evangelical pastor Damares Alves, launched the campaign “Adolescence first, pregnancy after.” The campaign aims to decrease the adolescent birth rate by encouraging teenage girls to abstain from sexual intercourse until married. “When you have a relationship […]

The Last Line Of Defence: Indigenous Communities And The Threat Of Invasive Agribusiness In Brazil

The Brazilian Amazon and the local Indigenous people who depend on it for survival are facing a new threat of encroachment by transnational agribusiness. After the widespread reports of the raging 75,000 forest fires towards the end of the last year, the recent election of far-right Present Jair Bolsonaro on […]

Asking The Big Question: Are Our Countries Really Doing Enough To Stop/Slow Down Climate Change?

For years, climate change was an issue that the majority of politicians around the world did not even acknowledge. It was put on the back burner because of other issues and crises that needed immediate attention. Now, it is a headlining article around the globe as world leaders now scramble […]

Can We Quantify Climate Debt And How Do Developed Nations Address Their Duty To The World On Climate Change?

“The point of discussing climate debt need not to be to assign guilt, but merely responsibility for bearing [the] cost.” So wrote Pickering and Barry in their essay on climate debt. The point of conceptualizing and quantifying a climate debt is not to lambast the wealthiest or highest emitters simply […]

Unmet UN Aid Appeals Cause Host Countries Of Venezuelan Refugees To Lament

The Venezuelan crisis has been recorded as the largest after the Syrian crisis, leaving millions of Venezuelans at the mercy of neighbouring countries, UNHCR reports. Despite the overwhelming stretch in its educational and health services, Colombia can be commended for supporting the largest population. More applause should be given to […]