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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Since the early hours of Sunday (July 16th), two hundred members of the Munduruku native indigenous tribe in Brazil have occupied the construction site of the São Manoel Hydroelectric Power...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a study done by the non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace, sixty percent of the food used for school lunches in Rio de Janeiro’s municipal schools contained pesticide residue. Some...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian activist Ana Paula Maciel, who was jailed by Russian authorities in September, has been freed from a prison in Saint Petersburg after Greenpeace posted a R$140,000 bail for...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to step in and increase diplomatic pressure to free jailed Brazilian activist, Ana Paula Maciel, a biologist who was taken into custody in Russia...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has restarted discussions about the installation of new nuclear reactors in the country to help relieve the nation’s strained energy supplies. Also Brazil is examining...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Senate’s Environmental Commission concluded voting on the new Brazilian Forestry Code last Friday. The overall outline of the text was approved on Wednesday, and the...
By Anita Kirpalani, Contributing Reporter AMAZONAS, BRAZIL – On October 24th, the Rio Negro (Black River), one of the tributaries of the Amazon River, dropped to its lowest recorded level since the first measurements in 1902. Following a severe drought,...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Last week Lula and his government presented the new model for oil and gas extraction in Brazil, a plan to control the gigantic underwater reserves of the Santos Basin and...
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