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#Sundayreading – ‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’- Maria Da Penha #Vaw

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‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’ Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA( BRAZIL)- Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, shot at her. Though she was rushed to the hospital, the attack… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading -Favela Girls Pirouette Out of Poverty in Brazil

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by Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA, Brazil — Bom Jardim, home to some 200,000 people, is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in this city. Located at the southwestern tip of the metropolis, with long streets laid in a grid, the… Continue Reading →

The World Cup Exposes Brazil’s Injustices

The World Cup Exposes Brazil’s Injustices by Bianca Jagger On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament. Last year up to a million people demonstrated across Brazil:… Continue Reading →

Beyond samba, sex and soccer: The World Cup riots in Brazil

Brazil’s rich and poor will face off next month and the stakes are much higher than any of the football matches. Last updated: 28 May 2014 10:45 Khaled A Beydoun   Demonstrators protest against the FIFA soccer World Cup Brazil 2014,… Continue Reading →

Brazil’s poor stage an alternative World Cup

Rio de Janeiro favela hosts People’s Cup for communities affected by FIFA restrictions, evictions and home demolitions. Elizabeth GormanLast updated: 03 Jun 2014 10:26 Some Rio residents were evicted to make way for lucrative developments [Elizabeth Gorman/Al Jazeera] Rio de Janeiro,… Continue Reading →

Historic UN Maternal Death Case – Brazilian Government gives Monetary Reparations #Goodnews

BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT GIVES MONETARY REPARATIONS AS PART OF HISTORIC UNITED NATIONS MATERNAL DEATH CASE 03/25/2014 – (PRESS RELEASE) In a ceremony today, the Brazilian government gave monetary reparations to Maria Lourdes da Silva Pimentel, the mother of Alyne—an Afro-Brazilian woman who… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Brazilian former slave community fights for land

By Julia CarneiroBBC Brasil, Rio dos Macacos Julia Carneiro visits the Rio dos Macacos quilombo   In the small community of Rio dos Macacos, in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia, a tall, leafy jack tree stands as a living… Continue Reading →

Kayapo- The amazon tribe that fought for 40 years #mustread

Kayapo Courage The Amazon tribe has beaten back ranchers and gold miners and famously stopped a dam. Now its leaders must fight again or risk losing a way of life. By Chip Brown Photograph by Martin Schoeller It was tempting… Continue Reading →

Brazilian judge rules in favour of farmers against Monsanto #GOODNEWS

A judge in Brazil has blocked Monsanto‘s attempt to make farmers sign restrictive agreements before they can gain access to the company’s new GM seed, RR2 Intacta soybeans. The legal case was brought against Monsanto by the farmers’ union Sinop… Continue Reading →

Indian Film on Tarapur Nuclear Project “High Power’ nominated for Yellow Oscar #mustshare

Documentary on Tarapur Nuclear Project affected people ‘High Power’ nominated for Yellow Oscar World Premier on 23rd May at Rio-de-Janerio, Brazil About 50 years ago India’s first nuclear power plant established at Tarapur. In the emotional patriotic feelings the locals happily… Continue Reading →

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