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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil has been able to implement only one of the 163 recommendations made by foreign governments regarding its human rights policies at the United Nations, according to a report by twenty-one non-governmental organizations which make...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle between Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate may benefit the country’s environment norms. The bill, which would authorize the deforestation of over five million hectares of forest and...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is no secret that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is one of the most exploited natural environments on the planet. Over 760,000 km2 (around nineteen percent) of its total area has already been lost...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – "Changing the world one trash bag at a time" is the slogan that best describes the work of Amigos do Mar. The group, which has been cleaning up Rio beaches since...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio is famous for its many natural wonders, but its parks and gardens are also well worth exploring. Whether designed by Brazilian architectural maverick Roberto Burle Marx,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights and environmental organizations urged the United Nations this week to exclude Vale from the Global Pact initiative, the world's largest corporate social responsibility network, with more...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, is once again in the hot seat after calling one of the country’s top environmental leaders, Chico Mendes, ‘irrelevant’ and stating that ‘he was...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite promising to make Brazil ‘one of the 50 best countries to do business’, President Jair Bolsonaro's speech at the World Economic Forum was tepid, not answering the questions...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After widespread criticism Brazil’s Ministry of Environment has backed down from the decision to suspend all agreements and partnerships with non-governmental organizations for the next 90 days. The Ministry...

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