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No end in Brazil to controversy, while deforestation continues: 67% increase over the same period last year

Tuesday, August 6th 2019 - 12:55 UTC
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Deforestation in Brazil's rainforest has jumped around 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to preliminary data from Brazil's space research agency, which the government has attacked as misleading and harmful to the national interest. Read full article


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  • jlt

    Deforestation will kill us all.

    Aug 06th, 2019 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Hey, once they turn the country into one big Sertão, everyone will want to become the next Lampião! I can just see Brasso looting people's homes for bottles of perfume! :D

    Aug 07th, 2019 - 05:23 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Brasileiro

    Chilean perfume has no smell, does it? How many Brazilians died in Santiago?

    Aug 07th, 2019 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))


    REF: turn the country into one big Sertão

    Turning into “Sahara” maybe better! Great for the Tourism-Industry!

    Aug 10th, 2019 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Criminals will ‘die like cockroaches’ under new laws in Brazil, president says
    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro calls for security forces and citizens who shoot alleged offenders to be shielded from prosecution
    The Guardian 6 Aug, 2019
    “These are abhorrent comments,” said Ariel de Castro Alves, a veteran human rights activist and lawyer in Sao Paulo. Alves claimed Bolsonaro’s truculent and dehumanising discourse had already caused a spike in deadly police violence – largely against poor, young, black men – and feared the planned legislation would make things even worse.
    “We’ve had 414 killings committed by military police in Sao Paulo [in the first half of 2019] – that is the highest number since 2003 … He is encouraging police violence and ends up serving as a kind of instigator of brutality,” Alves said.
    Robert Muggah, the head of a Brazilian think tank the Igarape Institute, said there had been a similar spike in slayings in Rio de Janeiro where police gunned down 434 people in the first three months of 2019.
    “This is clearly a concern in a country that already registers the highest absolute amount of lethal violence and some of the highest levels of police killings in the world.”
    Last year Brazilian police killed nearly 6,200 people compared to 5,225 in 2017, official figures show.

    Aug 10th, 2019 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Didn't I predict THIS before?

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    London climate change protesters daub Brazilian embassy blood red
    LONDON (Reuters) - Climate change protesters threw red paint onto the Brazilian embassy in London on Tuesday to demonstrate against damage to the Amazon rainforest and what they described as violence against indigenous peoples living there.
    Red hand prints and streaks of red paint could be seen all over the facade, as well as slogans such as “No More Indigenous Blood” and “For The Wild”.
    Extinction Rebellion, which caused widespread disruption in central London for several weeks earlier this year, said the protest aimed to challenge the Brazilian government over “state-sanctioned human rights abuses and ecocide”.

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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