Tag: Brazil

Global

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Says His Future Consists of Being Arrested, Killed, or Re-elected.

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has declared:  “I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed or victory,” whilst addressing the country’s Evangelical leaders at an election campaign event last week.  His stark remarks come after the public outcry to the Brazilian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen 583,362 people lose…

Arts, Breaking News, Climate Change

What can Ancient rainforest rock art tell us about climate change?

Archaeologists have discovered tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans in the Amazonian rainforest. The discovery was made by a British-Colombian team, funded by the European Research Council and led by Francisco Javier Aceituno of the Universidad de Antioquia, Gaspar Morcote-Rios of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and José Iriarte, professor of archaeology…

#BLM, Global

Black Lives Matter around the world

The murder of George Floyd while under police custody sparked multiple protests around the world displaying their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are some covered by our Global Writers! South Africa Resonating particularly with a post-colonial country that was scarred by decades of apartheid, the BLM movement has ignited in South Africa’s…

Global

Amazon crisis: rainforest fires rage on

The Amazonian forest fires that erupted in early January this year are still raging deeper into the rainforest, and the significant escalation in August has meant that fires have hit a record-breaking rate. According to the Guardian, more than 9,000 new fires have ignited since August, which is an 80% rise from the same period…

Global

South America Year in Review

In this last issue before Christmas, Global is looking back at the news from South America in 2018. Across the region, several general elections took place. A new President of Paraguay was elected, Mario Abdo Benítez, a former president of the Senate as the incumbent President was not eligible for re-election. Colombia also greeted a…

Global

In brief

Keeping up with the Kremlin Vladimir Putin has featured in a new reality series, highlighting his devotion to the public. Broadcast on state television, the program documents the Russian President during his weekly activities. The first one-hour episode, aired during Sunday prime time, showed him scouring for berries, traversing lakes and rivers, and meeting with…

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