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Brazilians reject Bolsonaro’s response to COVID-19

In response to Bolsonaro’s callousness towards dealing with the crisis, fresh cacerolazos took place in many cities. Talks of his impeachment have also begun to gain strength.

Bolsonaro trivializes coronavirus and demands return to normal in his broadcast to nation

The president rejected isolation, blamed the press for “hysteria” and said that COVID-19 is “just a little cold” in “healthy people”

With no rights, informal workers are more exposed to coronavirus and the crisis

More than 38 million people – 41% of the labor force – are unable to follow guidelines with no safety nets

Anielle Franco “It’s a step, not a victory,” says Marielle Franco’s sister about developments in murder probe

It has been two years since the assassination of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. Marielle’s sister Anielle Franco speaks to Brasil De Fato on the investigation, the participation of black women in politics and the Marielle Franco Institute

Women of MST occupy Ministry of Agriculture in Brasilia

The action aims to denounce the policies of the Bolsonaro government in relation to the economy, land, and agriculture

Change that comes from women: female leadership at the forefront of social struggles

Women’s presence in social movements has never been so consistent and more and more, they are in the frontlines

Over 3,500 Landless Women occupy Brasilia at 1st National MST Women’s Meeting

The event will gather rural women from all over Brazil in the capital, ending in a march on International Women´s Day

“Women will only be free when we dismantle capitalism”

Maria Júlia Montero, of the World March of Women, talks about the mobilizations planned for March 8

“It was like each edition of the Communist Manifesto called out to the other”

As thousands take part in reading the Communist Manifesto as part of Red Books Day, here is an interview with Adelaide Gonçalves of the Plebeu Gabinete de Leitura, a social library which has 201 editions of the Communist Manifesto

Mining giant Vale enjoys impunity as victims suffer in Brumadinho

One year after the Brumadinho dam burst, nearly a million people are continuing to suffer the consequences of the carelessness of mining giant Vale.

Oil workers go on indefinite strike against mass layoffs and dismantling of Petrobras

The state-run company is selling 8 refineries, thousands of miles of pipelines, and fuel distributors

One year since the Brumadinho disaster: locals struggle, Vale profits

The mining company has recovered its market value, while 93,000 people affected by dam burst will have relief payments cut in half

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