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Elisa Thiago

I have been exposed to different cultures and environments over the years, having lived in 4 countries and 10 cities. So, I have grown to appreciate the way one can think globally while behaving locally! And I appreciate that.

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Brazil Violently Ousts Indigenous Village Ahead of World Cup

  25 March 2013

Brazilian police violently evicted a group of indigenous people from a building they had occupied in Rio de Janeiro to make way for a sports museum, the latest in a series of evictions that have drawn criticism from human rights defenders as Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup.

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VIDEO: Brazil Bulldozes Neighborhood Without Warning for World Cup

  4 March 2013

Video records the moment when Rio de Janeiro officials armed with bulldozers burst into Restinga, intent on demolishing the homes and businesses of 153 families who live in the neighborhood. Francisca de Pinho Melo recalls how she lost her home and business so that city officials could construct a bus lane ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

Brazil: Belo Monte, the Film

  17 August 2012

The film Belo Monte, Announcement of a War was recently launched in the Internet. It is the result of a collective effort that involved the independent producer, Cinedelia, and a crowdfunding campaign mobilized by Catarse. The film shows the reactions of indigenous people, inhabitants of Altamira, Pará, Brazil, and  activists against...

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