Brasil de Fato
Bolivia elections | Evo Morales’ victory could mean progressive cycle is not over

Foreign relations professor Igor Fuser looks into the relevance of the Oct. 20 election in Bolivia for South America

Outrage in Rio and across Brazil after 8-year-old girl ‘shot dead by police’

Ágatha Félix was shot in the back on Friday; family and activists blame Rio governor for shoot-to-kill policies

“Bayer Monsanto means death”: MST women protest outside company HQ in São Paulo

The rally is part of global mobilization to advocate for the environment and fight the use of pesticides

Thick smoke from human-caused fires in the Amazon spreads across South America

Ranchers and farmers are deliberately setting rainforest ablaze; wildfires increased by 82% over the same period in 2018

Hybrid wars are destroying democracies, historian Vijay Prashad says

The Indian researcher also spoke with Brasil de Fato about BRICS, fascism, and working-class organization

Brazilian students to protest against government’s education plan and pension reform

The third day of national protests will see rallies in more than 80 cities, calling for the end of policies of privatization

In a 10-1 vote, Supreme Court stays Brazil’s Lula transfer to São Paulo

Decision to transfer ex-president was about “shifting focus,” a jurist told Brasil de Fato: “Lula should be released”

Brumadinho, six months after a crime with no remedy

Vale is paying a minimum wage as emergency aid to less than 10% of the 944,000 people affected by the dam disaster

Brazil approved more new pesticides in 200 days than European Union did in 8 years

Bolsonaro administration approved 239 substances; pace is so fast that farm lobby stopped pushing “Poison Bill”

Driver rams truck into MST demonstration and kills 73-year-old

An MST member was killed and a journalist was injured after a truck was driven over protesters in Valinhos, São Paulo

Thousands of Brazilians to go on strike against pension reforms on Friday

The countrywide general strike is against the proposed pension reforms that are likely to raise the average retirement age. A wide range of demands, including higher spending for education and a halt to privatization of refineries, are also being raised

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