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Brazil: fires and racism

Eduardo Guimarães, from Blog da Cidadania (Citzenship Blog) compares [pt] the increasing and frightening number of  fires in the slums of São Paulo with the outbreak of racism that affects the city. He accuses the government of failing to properly investigate the cases, and questions if the fires are in fact the result of racist policies and prejudice.

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