Canaã dos Carajás, where Vale operates, has more cases than many large cities, though with only 36,000 residents
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Campaign led by economist Eduardo Moreira spreads online, increasing mobilization against the government
In the last three days, demonstrations in defense of democracy and against Jair Bolsonaro's administration have intensified. Protests occupied the Internet, as well as the streets, criticizing the far-right president’s leadership - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic - and threats to the country's democratic institutions.
In an exclusive interview, Kelli Mafort, from the national coordination of the MST, talks about the National Plan to be launched this Friday (June 5)
The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) launched on Friday (June 5) the Emergency Plan for People’s Agrarian Reform, taking into account the consequences caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
Action will mark the launch of the Emergency Plan for Agrarian Reform, proposed by the Movement at the national level to face hunger and the economic crisis during the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
For months, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has insisted the coronavirus is not a serious threat. Beyond instituting a national lockdown in mid-March, his government has left 209 million Brazilians largely without federal help during the pandemic.
Experts are highlighting two main factors behind the intensification of disease outbreaks and humans' increased vulnerability to them:
Reports and data show land invasions heighten the risk of a “new genocide”
The comings and goings of land invaders on indigenous lands has exposed tribes to the novel coronavirus, creating a wave of infections and deaths according to data from the Free Land Settlement (ATL) gathering.
Relationship between the two soured during the coronavirus crisis; another physician is set to take over
Brazilian Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, was fired by president Jair Bolsonaro this Thursday (16th) afternoon. The removal was confirmed by the Mandetta himself, via his official Twitter account and later a press briefing.
The MST coordinator launches a book on agrarian reform in the world and proposes that in Brazil it should be based on agroecology