Maybe it had to do with the beer, or the heady mixture of languages, or the humidity, but it felt like something unique was growing out of the sweaty discussions and incessant drum circles. It wasn’t the same energy one feels at a large protest or indoor activist conference, and it was more than a tropical version of Woodstock. There was a feeling at the fifth annual World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil that something extraordinary was happening.
There are reports that Brazil’s army is training Amazon Indians in guerrilla warfare. Leaked photos of training exercises were published in the Rio Newspaper Extra. One of the pictures published yesterday shows a line of […]
Death is nothing new to the Morro do Estado, a mish-mash of redbrick favela housing that clings to the slopes high above central Niteroi, a city near Rio de Janeiro. But as locals crowded into the Bar do Raimundo for a game of snooker one Sunday night in December they had little idea just how close it was.
The Guardian Reported on Tuesday that the Brazilian government has launched an investigation into claims that a University of Florida research project used Amazonian villagers as human “guinea pigs” in a study of feeding patterns of […]
Samba, reggae and drum music pounded at the air above a sea of nylon tents. Earnest discussions sizzled in the steaming heat; people mopped sweat off their foreheads as sporadic protests clamored past. In the […]