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Race in Brazil: Affirming a divide | The Economist
Black Brazilians are much worse off than they should be. But what is the best way to remedy that?
inequality  Brazil  racism  African_Americans  wealth  education  jobs 
february 2012 by dissident
BBC News - Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests.
Brazil  deforestation  environment  Amazon  forest 
may 2011 by dissident
Cablegate : how the US sees the landless movement in Brazil
New cables published by Wikileaks reveal that the U.S. embassy and consulates in Brazil are deeply concerned about the Landless People’s Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra or MST). The diplomats claim that the three decade old movement is losing power because of outgoing President Lula’s land poverty reduction programs.
farmers  landless  United_States  Brazil  wikileaks  agriculture  private_property  Landless_People’s_Movement 
december 2010 by dissident
BRAZIL: Abortion, a Bargaining Chip in Campaign for Runoff - IPS ipsnews.net
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15, 2010 (IPS) - The issue of abortion has turned into a weapon that threatens to take away votes from the candidates in the campaign for the second round of presidential elections in Brazil, with conservative religious groups using it
feminism  abortion  women  Brazil  voting  reproductive_rights 
october 2010 by dissident

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