by Vera Ceccarello and Tatiana Massaro “You do not know me and you’ve never seen me. You live in a distant land.” (Davi Kopenawa, Yanomamishaman) During the final months of 2017, the Amazon has once again taken center stage of debates in the media and in civil society. The trigger was a decree from the interim… Read More Renca: Attacks From the Brazilian Government Put Reserve At Risk
by Camila Jordan and Fernanda Nogueira, Editors and Writers at Brazil Talk [7 min read] (This article was updated on Monday, 16th of October 2017) On October 10th, the Senate approved the PLC 44/2016 amendment to the 9.299/2016 Law; the proposal alters the current decree that defines the Military Penal Code, from October 21st, 1969,… Read More Law regarding current military trials sanctioned by Temer – do you know what that means?
Last June, Congress approved a legislative bill to reduce 600 thousand hectares of protected areas in the Amazon and other natural preserved areas in Brazil, which is equivalent to four times the area of the city of Sao Paulo.… Read More How the Political Crisis is Threatening Brazil’s Sustainable Goals
by Isabela Messias, MIA candidate 2017 at SIPA Brazil has been going through a lot lately: an impeachment process, a corruption scandal and an economic crisis that has plunged Brazilian GDP by 3.8 percent in 2015. Worldwide, a number of newspapers and TV channels have been discussing the crisis and its negative consequences for the… Read More Saving the Lost Generation
by Álvaro Rossi, BA Candidate in Economic and Political Science, Columbia University. The year of 2016 has been a challenging one for political economists. From the unexpected results of the Brexit and Peace referendums in Great Britain and Colombia respectively, to the unprecedented election of real estate mogul Donald Trump as President of the United… Read More Facultative Voting and the Erosion of the Median Voter Theorem