SCIENCE

Covid 19 And The Failure Of Individualism

According to Brazilian scientist Lucia Souto, vaccine inequalities and science denialism - two results of neoliberal individualism - are derailing humanity. by Rede Brasil Atual In an interview on Radio Brasil Atual, Dr....

“What if…”: Brazil’s Pandemic Without Bolsonaro

How would Brazilian handling of the Covid-19 pandemic have been different if Bolsonaro had never come to power? April 2018: Facing international outcry, denunciation at the UN, and the threat of economic...

“Strategic Partners”: Britain’s secret lobbying of Bolsonaro for Big Pharma, Oil and Mining

Brasil Wire Exclusive: Britain secretly lobbied far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro on behalf of its pharmaceutical, oil and mining interests in lead-up to the 2018 election. The companies include AstraZeneca, whose Oxford...

Miguel Nicolelis and the C4: Northeastern Brazil’s Scientists Against The Pandemic

By Nate Allen Can anything stop Bolsonaro from drowning Brazil in his chloroquine-infused herd immunity strategy? Maybe not, but one brewing force is at least trying to slow it down. Miguel Nicolelis,...

Satellite imagery reveals 330km2 Oil Slick off Bahia coast

Scientist says slick appears to be from drilling accident. Bolsonaro administration ignores data, tries to blame Venezuela On October 30th, two days before Brazilian Federal police moved to investigate a Greek oil...

A Plea for the Protection of Science in Brazil

From Science without Borders Fellows September 05, 2019 We, fellows of the Science without Borders Program, join forces with the Brazilian and international academic communities to express our concern with the current political...

Brazilian Academics: 2019 Amazon fires are not “normal”

A group of Brazilian academics based in Sweden debunk media and governmental claims that the 2019 Amazonian fires are a "normal" seasonal event. Brazil is currently facing worldwide attention due the fires...

The day the sky went out

On Monday afternoon a giant smoke cloud emanating from burning rainforest over 1000 kilometers away engulfed São Paulo in darkness.  By Brian Mier On Monday, August 19th, I left my home on the...

Top Brasilian scientist fired after announcing deforestation crisis

After satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research showed an 88% rise in Amazon deforestation, President Bolsonaro denied that it was happening. When the Institute’s director argued back,...

Brazil legalizes 197 pesticides in 2019

Bolsonaro administration Brazil fast tracks pesticide legalization, including  products containing glyphosate The use of 31 pesticides were approved by the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry on May 21. In all, the Federal Government has...

FOIA Request Reveals GMO Mosquito Failure in Brazil

The British organization, GeneWatch, issued a warning to Brazilian officials about problems with the technology. The data comes from emails exchanged between health officials in the Cayman Islands and Oxitec, which...

Poison in the Countryside and Failed Democracy

In a recent public hearing in Congress, Brazil's most respected public health institutions unanimously protested against Bill Number 6299/02. In a country that registered 100,000 cases of pesticide poisoning in the last...

Brasil’s chief Nuclear Physicist is in Prison. Why?

By Fania Rodrigues. Brasil de Fato | Rio de Janeiro (RJ). The arrest and conviction of the man who put Brazil among the select group of countries which dominate nuclear technology is causing political controversy....
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