Satellite image of fires burning the Amazon rainforest on August 11 and August 13, 2019. Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr
Ed Finn | The outbreak of thousands of fires in the Brazilian rainforest starkly exposes the refusal of the world's business and political leaders to take the threat of climate change seriously.
Diana Yoon, Ian Borsuk | The Canadian government should show leadership and halt trade negotiations with the Mercosur Bloc (which includes Brazil) to stop an unprecedented acceleration in deforestation of the Amazon.
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Humberto DaSilva | Activists from an Ottawa Gatineau Solidarity Network served notice that the anti-Indigenous, homophobic, and fascistic tendencies of the Bolsonaro regime will meet with international resistance.
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Yves Engler | While they've made dozens of statements criticizing Venezuela, the Trudeau government seems to have remained silent on Rousseff’s ouster, Lula's imprisonment and persecution of the Brazilian left.
Common Frontiers | On November 4th, Brazilian military and civilian police used violent force to storm the Landless Workers Movement's Florestan Fernandes National School in Guararema.
Redeye Collective | Jules Boykoff is a former athlete with the U.S. men's national soccer team. He currently teaches political science at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. Boykoff spoke in Vancouver July 18.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | In the shadow of the Games, an extraordinary event has taken place, largely overlooked in the media: a coup d'etat against Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff.
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Robin Browne | Afro-Brazilian favela dwellers now have rich foreign neighbours -- but you have to look closely to see them.
Robin Browne | I would congratulate Afro Brazilians for being more than half the population -- if I could only find them.
Robin Browne | Post #1: A Rio reality check looking at what we Canadian Afronauts know about Rio and how we know it.
David J. Climenhaga | Ironically, the Americans appear to be worried about Russian interference in the election process (satire).
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Cory Collins | Amidst a dire economic situation and Rousseff's suspension in Brazil, Venezuela declares a state of emergency and accuses the U.S. of a coup plot.