Renewed Flooding Threat Looms Over Rio Grande do Sul Amid Record Rainfall
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by Adele Cardin
2w ago
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, faces a severe crisis as repeated floods threaten the region again. Less than two weeks ago, a catastrophic deluge claimed at least 143 lives. Persistent heavy rainfalls have raised water levels in four rivers west of Porto Alegre, risking record flooding. Lake Guaiba, on the edge of Porto Alegre, is ..read more
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Rapid Growth of Brazil’s Indigenous Communities
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by Adele Cardin
3w ago
In the past 12 years, Brazil’s indigenous population has grown from 891,000 to 1,694,836, an increase of nearly 89%. Data from the Brazilian stats agency IBGE reveals a significant demographic shift in a key, yet often marginalized, segment of the nation’s population. About 45% of these indigenous people reside in Brazil’s northern region, and 31 ..read more
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Brazil: $25 Billion Settlement Offered in 2015 Mariana Tragedy
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by Oliver Mason
1M ago
In November 2015, a dam failure in southeastern Brazil’s Minas Gerais, operated by Samarco—a Vale and BHP venture—resulted in a catastrophic event. Near Mariana, the collapse unleashed a vast mud flood, devastating large areas and claiming 19 lives, with profound environmental effects. Consequently, Vale and BHP have proposed a 127 billion reais (approximately $25 billion ..read more
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Why More Young Brazilians Are Considering Emigration
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by Adele Cardin
1M ago
In Brazil, young people are increasingly expressing a desire to emigrate due to political and economic frustrations. This widespread sentiment affects individuals across the political spectrum, encompassing both supporters of Bolsonaro and Lula alike. A RealTime Big Data survey shows 67% of young Brazilians want to emigrate, up from 55% in 2022. Low wages, high ..read more
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Brazil’s Nuclear Energy Ambition
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by Adele Cardin
1M ago
Brazil aims to revolutionize its energy sector, with Minister Alexandre Silveira spearheading efforts to establish a comprehensive nuclear production chain. This shift promises to replace outmoded diesel plants with cutting-edge small nuclear reactors. These changes will occur primarily in remote areas. During a significant Brasilia gathering, Silveira shared his insights. He proudly noted that Brazil ..read more
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Mining’s Toxic Legacy in Yanomami Territory
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by Adele Cardin
1M ago
A study by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and Socio-Environmental Institute revealed alarming mercury contamination among the Yanomami, Brazil's largest Indigenous group. The analysis involved 287 Yanomami individuals, revealing that a vast majority faced mercury levels exceeding safe limits. Specifically, 84% showed mercury levels above 2.0 μg/g, and 10.8% exceeded 6.0 μg/g, surpassing the World Health ..read more
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Unprecedented Emigration: Brazil’s Brightest and Youngest Seek Opportunities Abroad
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by Adele Cardin
2M ago
Today, the number of Brazilians living abroad hits a historic high of 4.5 million, outnumbering the population of the Paraíba state. Between 2012 and 2022, over 2.6 million Brazilians have left their homeland, with notable increases during the crisis years of 2013 and 2020. This trend, widespread among the youth and skilled professionals, poses a ..read more
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The Emergence of Parque Global: São Paulo’s New Luxury Benchmark
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by Oliver Mason
2M ago
São Paulo is on the brink of unveiling Parque Global, a transformative luxury district along Marginal Pinheiros. This landmark, Latin America's largest, combines residential towers, a mall, a cancer center, a university, and a 52-story skyscraper. Set on a 218,000 square meter plot by Benx and Related Group's Jorge Pérez, the development promises a new ..read more
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Brazilians Worry Over Economy’s Future
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by Adele Cardin
2M ago
A Datafolha survey conducted on March 19-20 reveals Brazilians' deepening economic fears, showing increased anxiety over inflation and job scarcity. Many also believe their financial situations have worsened. Disapproval of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva rose slightly, from 30% to 33%. This uptick reflects broader concerns over economic prospects, impacting 2,002 voters in 147 ..read more
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Brazil’s Personal Security Satisfaction Hits Low
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by Iolanda Fonseca
2M ago
An Ipsos survey conducted globally placed Brazil at the lowest for personal security satisfaction, with only 53% of Brazilians satisfied, starkly contrasting the global average of 73%. This extensive study, which lasted from December 22, 2023, to January 5, 2024, covered 30 countries and involved 24,269 participants, including 1,000 Brazilians. Indonesia, Singapore, the Netherlands, and India ..read more
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