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© Abel Rodrigues

"I believe we are strong enough to change how politics is done." - Interview with Brazilian Activist Abel Rodrigues

Brazil, once a global leader when it came to positive action on climate change, is, under its current leadership, increasingly turning into a danger instead. The work being done by environmental defenders from Brazil is more challenging - and more necessary - than ever before. In this interview we talk to one of them, Abel Rodrigues, about his fight. Read on

 Renato Cosentino

Spotlight Brazil: "No, I'm Not Going to the World Cup"

It's not long to go until the start of the World Cup in Brazil. Most are looking forward to kick off on 12 June however, Brazil's joy over hosting the World Cup this year and the Olympics in 2016 has been clouded by massive rights violations, evictions and protests by the local population. People have not sat idly by and watched the corrupt machinations of the World Cup organisers; they've taken to the streets. Read on

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Spotlight Brazil: RESET Kicks Off Spotlight Brazil

Brazil is known for its love of football and with the five-time World Cup champions playing host to this year's tournament, the country is about to show the globe its spirits. Even though many locals want to see their team hoist the trophy, the majority of citizens is now critical of the event taking place in their country, according to recent polls. Read on