Brazil


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 […]


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 […]


Amazon Wildfires: Bolsonaro´s Dispute With NGOs And The International Community 1

The skies turned unusually dark in the early afternoon in Sao Paulo this past Wednesday, due to the intense smoke coming from ongoing wildfires in the Amazon.  The Amazon rainforest, also known as “the lungs of the world”, provides approximately 20% of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Due to its […]


Brazilian Government Denies Millions In Amazon Aid Despite Devastating Fires

As the fires continue to remain ablaze in the Amazon, infamously known as the lungs of our Earth, Brazilian government boldly rejected $20 million in foreign aid according to CNN. Presidential spokesperson Otavio Rego Barros stated that acceptance of the funds would infringe on the autonomy and decision making of […]


Nothing New

We all saw a few days ago how the social media went crazy with hashtags regarding the Amazon rainforest and the fires that were taking place in the Brazilian Amazon. #PrayForTheAmazon, #PrayforAmazonia, and #SaveTheAmazon were some of the statements that became viral on Twitter and Instagram and were used to […]


The Amazonian Region Suffocates In The Name Of Bolsonaro’s Collective Project  1

More than 75,000 fires have been recorded in the Amazon Forest since January 2019. This equals an 84% increase compared to last year. Global media outrage, presenting the events as worthy of, and urging for universal empathy and concern, has had the merit of drawing attention towards Brazil, calling all […]


Bolsonaro Criticizes G7 Offer Of Funds For Amazonian Fire-Fighting Efforts

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on August 26th that the G7 had agreed to pledge over $22 million towards Brazilian fire-fighting efforts in the Amazon, with France in particular willing to immediately transfer funds as necessary. The money would primarily enable Brazil to purchase more planes for combatting the many […]


As The Amazon Rainforest Continues To Burn, Indigenous Women Unite To March Against Bolsonaro And His Far-Right Policies

On August 13th, indigenous women united in a historic march in Brazil, in a demonstration of feminine unity and to continue the indigenous movement across the Amazon, as reported by Amazon Frontlines. As the Amazon continues to burn, causing unimaginable deforestation, and with Brazil this week sending their army in […]


Indigenous Leader Murdered Amidst Brazilian Amazon Tensions

A local leader of the Waiãpi indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon has been murdered amidst ongoing tensions over land usage. Emyra Waiãpi was found with stab wounds near the village of Mairry in Amapá state on 24 July. Three days later an estimated 50 gold miners, known as garimpeiros, stormed […]


Governor Of Rio Refers To Increase In Police Killings As “Normal”

As a rise in police killings plagues Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, the current far-right Governor, has claimed that the increase in his state in Brazil is “normal” and simply a consequence of confronting drug-trafficking groups, who he refers to as “terrorists.” Witzel has compared these drug dealers to Lebanon’s […]