World Cup or Bust: How the 2014 World Cup is Screwing Brazil

(by: Daniel Gutiérrez)

As the
countdown to the 2014 Brazilian World Cup draws nearer to a close, the brazilian military plans to invade favelas, the city of Porto Alegre threatens to cancel all events related to the World Cup, a record draught threatens to further harm the Brazilian economy, Brazil’s credit rating continues to plummet, and paramilitary forces continue to grow and threaten Brazilian society.  Continue reading

The Global Impact of the Yasuni ITT Initiative

(by: María Celleri)

As is true of most uprisings, the protests against drilling for oil in the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador were fervently ongoing in August of last year, but have severely diminished. Still, although mass media coverage has forgotten about the Yasuni, protests do indeed continue in Ecuador in an effort to stop president Rafael Correa from allowing Chevron to drill in two oil reserve lots inside the park. Continue reading