Recipients of housing and education programs that suffered cuts talk about how they were crucial to improve their lives
According to Keli Mafort, of the national coordination of the MST, the agrarian counter-reform by the coup government must be defeated in the struggle.
Many believe agribusiness pulled Brazil out of the worst recession in its history. Estimates for 2017 register a scant 0.4% growth after four years of crisis, according to the Boletim Focus from the National Central Bank. Agribusiness represents almost 23% of Brazil’s GDP.
Nation-wide protests are taking place to denounce President Temer’s deeply unpopular labor and pension laws
Thousands of Brazilian workers took to the streets on Friday to protest controversial changes to the country’s labor laws, which critics fear will undermine collective bargaining agreements, reduce the power of unions and weaken job security for Brazilian workers.
To the MST leader, foreign capital controls the country after the institutional coup that ousted Dilma.
Cry of the Excluded in the Federal District defends Out with Temer, democracy and national sovereignty. Mobilization will begin at 8:30 am, in front of the National Museum.
The Brazilian people are being bombarded day after day with lies and manipulations of the big media regarding the situation in Venezuela. Allegations range from its government being dictatorial to mass exodus of its people, to starvation of the population and daily violence by the police against citizens on the streets.
It has been almost a year since the impeachment of Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff, removed from office for illegally manipulating government accounts.
Shortly after the beginning of the 7th International Conference of La Vía Campesina in Basque Country, we interviewed Marina Dos Santos, who is a member of the organization that founded this international network of peasants: the Landless Workers’ Movement of Brazil.
The Brazilian government prepares to lift mining restrictions on more than 400 national and state parks.
Brazilian social movements criticized plans to expand mining activities on Friday (June 23, 2017) as the government announced new auctioning procedures in order to attract higher levels of investment in the mining sector.