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Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup

Escrito por  |  14 / July / 2014
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Seven years ago when Brazil was announced as FIFA’s selected host country for this year’s World Cup, Brazilians celebrated in the streets. on the eve of the tournament, polls showed that most people in the very country that has enjoyed more World Cup victories than any other no longer wanted to host the tournament whose final match played out July 13. Why the drastic change in public opinion, over a game Brazilians clearly adore?

Mining and Post-conflict in Colombia

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2014
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A meeting in Popayán, capital of the Cauca department, was the excuse for learning about a complex and violent reality. The war between the military, paramilitaries, guerrillas, and drug traffickers is intertwined with savage extractivism, with illegal mining its worst expression.

Mining and Colonialism in Brazil’s Giant Carajás Project

Escrito por  |  31 / May / 2014
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Started during the military dictatorship, the Carajás Project has, in three decades, made ​​Brazil a mining power. Social movements, ecclesial  Continue Reading »

Brazil’s World Cup 2014: Private Security “Made ​​in the USA”

Escrito por  |  27 / May / 2014
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As the World Cup nears, the American company Academi, formerly Blackwater, carried out training of Brazilian military personnel and federal police in April as part of a military cooperation agreement between Brazil and the United States signed in 2010.

Why We Need an Immediate Moratorium on Gold Mining

Escrito por  |  16 / May / 2014
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Gold mining has become a scourge that afflicts most Latin American countries. In some places, a few giant transnational corporations operate. In others, hundreds or even thousands of people crowd into jungle rivers or the guts of mountains for a few grams of gold.

Venezuela: Petro-‘Socialism’ in its Labyrinth

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014
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Economic crisis, product shortages, and polarization paint a scenario in which the continuity of the Bolivarian movement is at stake. So is the sovereignty of a country that dared to challenge dependence on the global superpower.

National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Movement: Reinvention in Motion

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2014
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After three decades of struggle for agrarian reform, Brazil’s Landless Movement paused during its 6th Congress to evaluate its experience and reflect on the new reality. The goal: to change while changing themselves.