By Julia Henriques Souza [15 min read] As one of the largest documented wildfires burned through the woods of the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil, a member of local indigenous tribe grabbed his phone to plea for help. The teacher Kussugi Bruce Kuikuro, from the village of Kaluani, says his cell camera became the last hope,… Read More Amid Environmental Disaster, Social Media Amplifies Indigenous Voices
By Pedro Gagliardi [9 min read] Until this day, December 14th, the Brazilian Ministry of Health estimates that Brazil has reached an impressive record of more than 6.9 million Covid-19 cases followed by almost 181 thousand deaths in the country. At international level, Brazil, according to John Hopkins University, currently represents more than… Read More Covid-19 and Deforestation: A daunting threat for indigenous health
By João Melhado and Paulo Speroni [13 min read] Mobility is an inevitable issue in urban policy discussions, especially during the municipal elections period in Brazil. Urban tolls, subway expansion, bus lanes, and electric scooters are examples of hot topics in the transportation debate. However, little attention is given to one of the most relevant… Read More Unparking the City
On November 18, join us for a conversation with former Minister of the Environment Izabella Monica Teixeira, one of the leading voices of the global conversation on enviromental issues, with a vast international leadership experience in sustainability policymaking, specially regarding indigenous communities. Providing the global conversation with precious insights on what the Brazilian agenda should be for… Read More Brazil’s leading environment policymaker addresses post-Trump climate change conversation and new challenges for the 2020’s
By Gabriela Silvestrini [9 min read] Sexual violence is an ancient global pandemic that does not choose economy, color, age, or place. Unfortunately and not surprisingly, high numbers of sexual violence are committed by men against women, regardless of age, including babies. In 2019, according to the National Human Rights Ombudsman, Brazil registered 17 thousand… Read More Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents in Brazil: What does it mean?