Brasil

Deforestación de la Amazonia

July 29, 2019
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La Amazonia es un bosque magnífico que cubre mucha tierra del norte de sudamérica. El bosque es una fuente de vida diversa y es considerado el “pulmón del planeta”. Según Perfil, la región es hogar de más que 40.000 tipos de plantas, 3.000 especies de peces, 1.300 especies de pájaros y 370 tipos de reptiles. Además, la región compleja es hogar de mucha gente indígena. Las personas nativas son miembras de tribus conocidos como la guaraní y la yanomami, pero también hay más que cien grupos en la Amazonia Brasileña que nunca tuvieron contacto con el mundo afuera del bosque.

Ser eleito para um cargo público é um bom negócio? Evidências das eleições municipais no Brasil

October 18, 2019
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Não é raro encontrarmos no noticiário político denúncias sobre a evolução patrimonial de agentes públicos. Um exemplo desse aumento patrimonial é o deputado federal Aelton Freitas que, em 2006, informou ao Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (TSE) um patrimônio de R$1,4 milhão. Porém, quatro anos mais tarde, quando foi reeleito, informou ao TSE um patrimônio de R$5,4 milhões, um aumento de 321% em quatro anos como deputado federal.

Bolsonaro triggering gun reform in Brazil

January 23, 2019
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In 2003, Brazil’s Senate passed a Disarmament Statute in response to spiking murder rates that is still in place today.  The statute created a number of laws pertaining to gun ownership, including clauses that call for people interested in applying for a gun to be at least 25 years old, to be free of any criminal history, to have proof that they have a steady job and fixed residence, and to pass a psychological test and pass gun training courses.

Lula’s Arrest for Numerous Charges of Corruption

April 11, 2018
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Brazil’s former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been in the media’s spotlight for quite some time. President for two terms, from January 1, 2001 to 2011, he was once one of Brazil’s most popular presidents. Coming from a humble background, Lula was born into poverty. He trained to be a metal worker outside of São Paulo and became involved in activism through work with the trade union. After being elected leader of the metal workers’ trade union, it was only a short time until he helped to create Brazil’s first major socialist party, the Worker’s Party.

Government Buildings Set Ablaze by ‘Garimpeiros’: The Latest Onslaught on the Environment and Indigenous People of Brazil

November 13, 2017
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On Friday, October 2017, troops and federal police were deployed after several government and environmental agency buildings were set on fire by hundreds of armed men in the town of Humaíta in the Brazilian Amazon.

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