SUEZ CANAL – For marine scientists, the stinging jellyfish that have colonized Mediterranean shorelines, ushering bathers from tepid vacation waters and clogging cooling plants in Israel, are more than a passing nuisance. Their arrival, sometimes in swarms up to 110 miles long, sounds an alarm. The nomad jellyfish – Rhopilema nomadica – are the frontrunners in […] Continue Reading »
El papel que juegan los roles de género y el estigma en la epidemia que se esparce por el estado mexicano de Chiapas. Por: Eva Hershaw Portando un top rosa brillante, una falda negra y tacones de ocho centímetros, Sandra Villarreal Martínez caminó con paso seguro al frente de un pequeño grupo de mujeres, todas […] Continue Reading »
William came to Brazil on a visa during the World Cup. Escaping tribal violence and terrorist attacks in his native Nigeria, he took advantage of lax visa requirements during the mega-event to come to Brazil as a tourist and stay as a refugee. He will go back, he says, once he has spoken with his […] Continue Reading »
For Brazilians, dreams of a World Cup championship ended in tears. It has already been deemed the most painful loss in 100 years of Brazilian soccer. The national team’s 7-1 loss to Germany marks the worst loss a hosting team has ever suffered in the World Cup and the worst that the Brazil national team […] Continue Reading »
Tour led by the Rio Popular Committee on the Olympics and the World Cup, with the explicit goal of putting journalists in contact with those adversely affected by these mega-events. Learn more here: http://rio.portalpopulardacopa.org.br/
Scars of Police Brutality in Brazilian Protests Haunt World Cup Kickoff. Read full piece on VICE News here.
Original article ran in VICE News on Friday, May 16. With a scant 28 days left before the World Cup, the streets of Brazil have been filled with burning barricades, armored military vehicles, and thousands of indignant citizens demanding that their voices be heard. In São Paulo, an estimated 1,200 protesters gathered Thursday evening on […] Continue Reading »
RIO DE JANEIRO – A recent report released by the Institute for Public Security (ISP) revealed that levels of violence in Rio de Janeiro are similar to those reported in 2008, a year considered to be one of the most violent of recent years for the Brazilian city. In the first three months of 2014, […] Continue Reading »
More than 4,000 families have occupied abandoned property near the Itaquera stadium, protesting what the Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) estimates to be a housing deficit of six-million residences in São Paulo alone.
the pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland and the home of the world’s largest jaguars. in the last five years, an interesting story is unfolding, one that pits ranchers as the protagonists in an effort to conserve the habitat of jaguars, animals that were once their biggest enemies.
It has been nearly a month since Mamadou left Dakar, Senegal with the goal of reaching Brazil. He arrived 10 days ago to the teeming refugee camp in Brasiléia. Here, he holds his prayer beads after an afternoon meal.
Bathrooms at refugee camp, Brasiléia.
Sonia from the Dominican Republic and her daughter, Nana, are on their way to Mato Grosso do Sul. Her husband and Nana’s father, a Haitian man, has been working in construction there for the past two years. He has finally earned enough money to pay their way, but for the past week they have been […] Continue Reading »
Hundreds of migrants from Senegal and Haiti gathered around the governor of Acre, Tião Viana, who travelled to the town of Brasiléia this past Saturday to announce the closing of a refugee camp that first opened in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.