Topic: Brazil

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Take Amazon destruction off my plate! How leading Brazilian slaughterhouses cut its ties to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Six years ago, on the first of June, 2009, I was speaking with well-known companies about the problems cattle-ranching in Brazil is causing to the Amazon rainfo...   [ continue reading...]

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Illinois Bill Would Ban State Pension Funds from Divesting from Israel

As Illinois public workers struggle to protect their underfunded pensions from seizure by Governor Rauner and austerity-minded politicians across the political...   [ continue reading...]

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50 Ways to Boost Your Sperm Count

Want the best sperm in the world? Then try all 50. Sperm. The one thing that mankind can’t live without. Literally.And this oh so precious resource...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop Saying Columbus 'Discovered' the Americas—It Erases Indigenous History

Referring to tribal lands as "empty" seeks to justify their theft for commercial and military exploitation. Just over a hundred years ago in Peru, a tall...   [ continue reading...]

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Postcard from Cancún

Last week, 193 delegations gathered in Cancún, Mexico, to do something about climate change. Although the negotiations were widely written off as a failu...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Makes History on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council, in a defining vote, adopted a resolution on June 30, 2016, on “Protection against violence and d...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: Extrajudicial Executions Undercut Rio Security

(Rio de Janeiro) – Rio de Janeiro state promised improvements in public security in preparation for the Olympics, but it has not done enough to address ex...   [ continue reading...]

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Cuba Joins Global Ban on Cluster Munitions

Expand Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes of Cuba deposits his country’s instrument of acces...   [ continue reading...]

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Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

Expand Asylum seekers behind a metal fence in the ‘Hangar 1’ detention center,...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: Guarantee Protesters’ Rights

(São Paulo) – Brazilian authorities should conduct thorough and impartial investigations into the police use of force and detentions of protesters...   [ continue reading...]

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UN: Violators Undermine Human Rights Council

(New York) – The candidacies of Saudi Arabia and Russia for the United Nations Human Rights Council are severely compromised because of their widespread u...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen: Brazil-Made Cluster Munitions Harm Civilians

(São Paulo) – The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fired Brazilian-made rockets containing banned cluster munitions that struck near two schools in the n...   [ continue reading...]

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Indonesia: Stop Imminent Executions

(Jakarta) – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia should urgently commute the death sentences of at least 14 people who face immine...   [ continue reading...]

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Cluster Munitions: Fewer Stockpiles, But New Use

(Geneva) – Cluster munition attacks in Syria and Yemen are causing unacceptable civilian suffering and deserve a strong response, Human Rights Watch said...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: Regain Control of Prison System

(São Paulo) – Brazil needs to seize control of its prison system from gangs and guarantee the safety of all detainees, Human Rights Watch said toda...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran: Overturn Stadium Restrictions for Women

(New York) – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) should cease awarding Iran the right to host FIVB international tournaments until the country...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: Wave of Killings in North

(São Paulo) – Brazilian authorities should ensure a prompt, thorough, and independent investigation into the killing of a military police officer i...   [ continue reading...]

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