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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a report released on Monday by non-governmental organization Global Witness, Brazil ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and land activists. The NGO states...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Debates over punishment for animal cruelty have resurfaced in the lower house of the Brazilian Congress just weeks after activists raided the Instituto Royal located in the city of...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday around 500 people, including activists, indigenous leaders, fishermen and local residents, gathered to stage a peaceful protest at the site of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A leading figure in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (the MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), was assassinated last Thursday evening in the Northern state of...
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