Stories about Brazil from August, 2015
Brazilian Police Are Preventing Poor Black Teens From Visiting Rio's Upscale Beaches
"They think we're thieves because we're black," a 15-year-old told a reporter.
An Amazon Tribe's 500-Page Traditional-Medicine Encyclopaedia
The Matsés peoples of Brazil and Peru—have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicine! http://t.co/4t9hh6KIQr — Moonching Wu (@SunMoonLake99) July 4, 2015 The Amazon Rainforest supports millions of plants that could be vital ingredients in still-undiscovered medications. For that reason, many pharmaceutical companies and even the US government are currently funding...
Canine Passports and the People Making Money Selling Dogs to Brazil from Venezuela
"Many of those selling dogs do not care about their condition […] The majority arrive with falsified documents and have not been certified by a vet."
The Right's New Clothes: How Old Neoliberal Ideas Have Been Charming the Latinamerican Youth
A network of US neoconservative think tanks is financing young Latin Americans to fight the leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil, defending old flags with new rhetoric.
Israel Appoints Former Leader of West Bank Settlers as New Ambassador to Brazil
Dayan publicly opposes the two-state solution and has previously told the press that ‘those who do are either naïve or liars'.