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Colombia again tops list of most dangerous countries for rights defenders: Report

Medellín, Colombia — On May 22, Luis Oswaldo Yule Palco, a leader of a peasant rights group in rural Corinto, Cauca, became the 70th rights defender killed so far this year in Colombia, according to Indepaz. Just days earlier, Frontline Defenders and HRD Memorial, organizations that protect human rights defenders (HRDs) and honor those who’ve […]

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Read More 25 May 2024 | 2:21 am

Natural disasters cost Brazil $125 billion from 2013 to 2023: Report

São Paulo, Brazil – Extreme flooding in southern Brazil over the past month has sparked discussions throughout the country about the predominant role that climate change is playing in recent, costly natural disasters. A survey released on Monday by municipal management body The National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) revealed that natural disasters in Brazil between […]

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Read More 23 May 2024 | 7:30 pm

Weeks ahead of its famous LGBT Pride parade, Brazil struggles with one LGBTI killing every 38 hours

São Paulo, Brazil – In 2023, 230 LGBTI+ individuals were violently killed in Brazil, according to data released this month by the Observatory of LGBTI+ Deaths and Violence. This alarming statistic translates to one death every 38 hours. In 2022, the organization recorded 273 violent deaths, 15.75% more than last year. However, the actual number […]

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Read More 22 May 2024 | 7:30 pm

Why Peru President Dina Boluarte’s Brother was in Jail for 9 days

Lima, Peru — Recently, Peru has been embroiled in a high-profile scandal involving President Dina Boluarte’s brother, Nicanor Boluarte, and her lawyer, Mateo Castañeda. The case has raised significant questions about corruption and influence peddling at the highest levels of government. Here are some key facts about the case that you should know. The arrests […]

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Read More 22 May 2024 | 8:56 am

Brazil will be first South American country to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027

São Paulo, Brazil – Soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, on Friday announced that Brazil will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, becoming the first South American country to host the tournament. The decision was announced at an event in Bangkok, Thailand where Brazil beat out a combined bid to host the tournament by the Netherlands, Belgium […]

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Read More 17 May 2024 | 11:29 pm

Newly released data shows “younger age structure” of Brazil’s Indigenous population

São Paulo, Brazil – The amount of young people within Brazil’s Indigenous population is growing according to 2022 census data released this month by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The institute reported that the population of Indigenous people 17 years and younger has grown “significantly” in many areas of the country from […]

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Read More 14 May 2024 | 12:08 am

National strike against Milei reforms shuts down major cities in Argentina, rural areas largely unaffected 

Buenos Aires, Argentina – A national strike to protest President Javier Milei’s recent economic reform measures paralyzed major cities across Argentina on Thursday. Called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), a major labor union federation, the strike shut down cities including Buenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba, Tucumán, and transportation — including buses, trains, subway systems […]

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Read More 10 May 2024 | 11:37 pm

Former Peruvian Presidents Castillo, Fujimori both request lifetime pensions of $4,000 per month

Lima, Peru — Despite the irony, former Presidents Pedro Castillo (2021-2022) — currently imprisoned — and Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) — recently pardoned — have requested Peru’s Congress allocate them a lifetime pension of 15,600 soles (USD $4,182) per month. Peru’s Law 26519 establishes that former presidents will receive a lifetime pension, which is equivalent to […]

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Read More 10 May 2024 | 4:45 am

Brazil flood death toll hits 107, one victim calls the scene a “war scenario”

São Paulo, Brazil – The number of dead has risen to 107 in rain-battered Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state. Severe flooding in the area has impacted more than 1.5 million people, left 230,000 without homes, and injured 327. One hundred and thirty people also remain missing.  The rain took a break on Monday […]

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Read More 9 May 2024 | 11:10 pm

As Governor in Brazil warns of ‘biggest climate disaster’ to come, ESG startups pave way for sustainable digital transformation

Brazil has lost 20% of its rainforest to deforestation, making the country one of world’s largest contributors to greenhouse gases and global climate change. Organizations across the globe, including the Nature Conservancy, are working hard to change that. The necessity and urgency of these efforts was put center-stage this week, with heavy rains devastating Rio […]

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Read More 7 May 2024 | 2:30 am

López Obrador, the Supreme Court and the battle over pretrial detention in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — Following a series of international court rulings, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently sparked a political debate over the Mexican Supreme Court’s obligation to enforce Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) rulings on the country’s use of pretrial detention.  The judicial mechanism allows a suspect to be jailed for up to […]

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Read More 6 May 2024 | 11:30 pm

Madonna makes historic show for 1.6 million people on Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo, Brazil – The queen of pop Madonna made a historic show this Saturday in front of 1.6 million people on Copacabana Beach, a traditional postcard in Rio de Janeiro. The free show marked the end of The Celebration Tour, a tour in honor of the singer’s 40-year career. It was also the biggest […]

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Read More 6 May 2024 | 5:56 am

Rains in southern Brazil leave 75 dead, 88,000 homeless and entire cities under water

São Paulo, Brazil – Heavy rains are devastating Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil, on the border with Argentina and Uruguay, and have already left 75 people dead, more than 88,000 homeless and entire cities under water until this Sunday. There are at least 103 people missing and 155 injured due to […]

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Read More 6 May 2024 | 3:35 am

Former President Alberto Fujimori underwent surgery for a tumor on his tongue: Does he still have a political future after his release? 

Lima, Peru — Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, whose controversial release led the country to be considered in contempt by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, underwent surgery for a tongue lesion after being admitted to the hospital on Monday, April 20. His daughter, Keiko Fujimori, leader of the Fuerza Popular party, reported through X […]

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Read More 4 May 2024 | 3:14 am

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