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· April, 2013

Stories about Brazil from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Brazil: Police Condemned for the Carandiru Massacre

Over 20 years after the rebellion in São Paulo’s Carandiru Penitentiary, ending with the deaths of 111 inmates, 23 military police have been condemned to 156 years in jail for...

26 April 2013

Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Congress Over Land Rights Bill

The occupation of a plenary session of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies by around 300 indigenous people, on April 16, have caught congressmen by surprise and have put the spotlight...

23 April 2013

Developing Latin America: A Summary

Popular Demonstrations in Porto Alegre Reverse Increased Bus Fares

Weeks of popular demonstrations in the city of Porto Alegre in favour of reduced bus fares have precipitated the decision to return to the previous rate.

22 April 2013

Brazilians Accuse FIFA of Stamping Out Local Culture

Anger in Brazil is on the rise as World Cup authorities refuses to allow street vendors in the northeastern city of Salvador, one of 12 cities hosting the 2014 football...

18 April 2013

Brazil Accused of Spying on Belo Monte Dam Opponents

An activist collective opposed to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in northern Brazil uncovered a spy among its members who confessed to infiltrating the the group...

17 April 2013

Displaced Residents Accuse Brazilian Power Plant of False Promises

Among 4,325 people that have been either removed or indirectly affected by the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams in the Madeira river region, in the Brazilian Amazon,...

Mozambique: Coal mine blocked in protest

16 April 2013

Residents Displaced by Brazilian Power Plant Struggle to Earn Living

While moving in to New Mutum Parana – a town built by the company Energia Sustentável to house Jirau’s engineers and officers – the river dwellers who were removed from...

15 April 2013

Construction Project Fuels Sex and Violence in Brazilian Amazon

Sex and violence are a part of life in the small Brazilian fishing town of Jaci Parana, where police struggle to keep up with crime as a nearby hydroelectric construction...

2 April 2013

Century-Old Trees Face the Axe in Brazil

Residents in host city Porto Alegre are threatening to climb and occupy century-old trees in Southern Brazil to save them from being axed for an expansion project in preparations for...

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