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
A historical perspective of the water and sanitation governance in Brazil. By Jennifer Jacobowitz Rae INTRODUCTION The access to water and sanitation is a human right that has been discussed internationally since the 1970s. However, it has always been linked to the right to life, health, adequate housing, adequate food, and working conditions; a list… Read More Will bill 3,235/2019 ensure a sustainable water and sanitation universalization in Brazil?
By Caroline Tauk [7 min read] New York City is the largest and safest US metropolis. Per capita crime rates have been dropping since the mid-1990s. In 2017, the city recorded its lowest number of homicides since 1950: under 300 murders in a year. As a carioca, it’s difficult to avoid comparing these statistics with… Read More Public safety in NYC and Rio de Janeiro: parallel or poles apart?