Researchers, NGOs, and environmentalists from Brazil and around the world are almost unanimous in affirming that the Brazilian environmental policy has reached rock bottom. In three and a half years under Jair Bolsonaro’s rule, the deforestation rate in the country’s biomes skyrocketed, in addition to the weakening of environmental inspections.
Devastation produces climate phenomena that also affect urban populations. And those who suffer most from droughts and floodings are always the poorest people.
“For instance, nobody run away from a drought driving a BMW. We don’t see mansions being dragged by rainfalls. The climate change is a fabric of poverty and social inequality”, says Márcio Astrino, from the Weather Observatory.
Also on What’s Happening in Brazil: In downtown São Paulo there is an area popularly known as “Cracolândia”. It is marked by the presence of drug dependents, misery, and violent actions by the police. But cultural collectives want to change this reality and promote dignity for people that live there.
The musical duo Trevoah is formed by two siblings born in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. They make pop and dancing music. Take a look!
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Edited by: Arturo Hartmann