Brazil


Lula da Silva freed

Former Brazilian President was released on Friday

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addressed supporters on Saturday in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo State, after being released from the Federal Police Headquarters in Curitiba city, where he was a political prisoner for 580 days. His public address was held at the headquarters of the  … Read more

The win-win situation hidden behind the Amazonia fires

Reports from Friends of the Earth Brazil with communities affected by Amazonia fires

“How agribusiness and financial markets profit from the devastation of the world´s largest tropical forest”. In this first part of a series of two audio-visual reports, Friends of the Earth Brazil unravels the forces behind the crimes that take place in Brazilian forests. In its second part, the organization analyzes,  … Read more

No to green deserts

Friends of the Earth Brazil rejects position of IUFRO World Congress in favor of industrial plantations and GM trees

On the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations celebrated on September 21, environmental organization Amigos DaTerra Brasil issued a statement rejecting the World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) which will take place in Curitiba from September 29 to October 5 with the support  … Read more

Vale ordered to pay compensation for Brumadinho

Minas Gerais court ruled mining company Vale has to pay compensation for damage caused after collapse of tailings dam.

The order was issued on July 9 by Judge Elton Pupo Nogueira, member of the Minas Gerais Justice Tribunal. While the amount to be paid by the company has not been defined yet, the court has blocked Vale´s assets for 3 billion dollars and commissioned an independent technical investigation to  … Read more

SURROUNDED BY MINING

Movement for Popular Sovereignty in Mining registers 166 open-pit mining projects in Rio Grande do Sul

The data were presented during the Popular Assembly on Mining on June 11 in Eldorado do Sul. In that same municipality of Rio Grande do Sul state, there will be a public hearing on June 27 about the Guaíba Mine, reports Friends of the Earth Brazil. The number of mining  … Read more

Military police officers arrested for murder of Marielle Franco

They were detained in Rio two days before the anniversary of the murder - The masterminds have not been found yet

Retired military police officer Ronnie Lessa (48) and former military police Élcio Vieira de Queiroz (46) were arrested in the early morning of March 12, accused of being the ones who executed Marielle Franco, councilwoman of PSOL Party and her driver, Anderson Gomes, almost a year ago. The arrest was  … Read more

“The feminist struggle is not just about giving more rights to women, but building another society”

Interview with Nalú Faria (WMW-Brazil): against Bolsonaro´s pension reform, for freedom and the autonomy of women

Another March 8. A new day to commemorate the rights of women, the feminist struggle to change the patriarchal and capitalist system that oppresses women, lesbians and trans women, and that aims to advance over our bodies and territories and silence us for trying to push boundaries. Another March 8.  … Read more

A month on from Brumadinho

Inhabitants of the Minas Gerais municipality affected by Vale mining company achieved “landmark victory” said Tchenna Maso of MAB

On February 20th, a Brazilian court ordered transnational corporation Vale SA to grant every person affected by the Brumadinho environmental massacre a minimum wage for 12 months, and in addition, each family will receive 400 reals, which is the value of a basic food basket in that South American country.  … Read more

Painful situation in Brumadinho

“Mining companies are not being controlled” denounces movement of affected people (MAB-Brazil)

On January 24, Brazil suffered once again an environmental crime. In Brumadinho, a town in Minas Gerais state, a toxic waste reservoir of the mining company Vale burst and the mud covered the ground and people. We have seen the pictures on social networks of how the mud swept Brumadinho.  … Read more

The Rios Vivos Colombia Movement expresses its solidarity with the Brazilian people affected by the breaking of the mining dams in Bounadinho- Minas Gerais

By Rios Vivos Movement

We send an energetic, supportive and full of hope embrace to the families of those whose life was taken by this corporate crime. Latin American rivers are the veins through which the hope and progress of the people circulate, so we salute with special affection the fishing communities, farmers, peasants  … Read more