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Brazil opens first trials over January 8 riots

Brasilia: Brazil 's high court opened the first trials Wednesday over the January 8 riots in Brasilia by supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro , who were demanding the ouster of his successor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva . The first four accused went on trial before the Supreme Court…
bubmag
September 13, 2023
Brasilia

How seed networks across Brazil are helping to restore biomes

In early June, a meeting of Redário — a group of seed networks from all over Brazil — brought together members of traditional peoples, NGOs and government agencies in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.Seed networks are community organizations that have multiplied in the last decade in different Brazilian biomes…
bubmag
August 3, 2023
Brasilia

Coppelia Park – The World’s Largest Ice Cream Parlor

By Spooky on July 28th, 2023 Category: Travel Located in Havana, Cuba, Coppelia Park is the world’s largest ice cream parlor. Also known as the ‘Ice Cream Cathedral, it serves around 30,000 customers per day and up to 600 at a time. Built in 1966, Cuba’s ‘Parque Coppelia consists of…
bubmag
July 28, 2023
Brasilia

Lula government restricts gun ownership in Brazil

BRASÍLIA: Brazil's leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday signed a decree to limit civilian access to firearms, seeking to undo a boom of gun ownership under his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro. Under Bolsonaro, private gun ownership nearly tripled as he loosened controls in a nod to his…
bubmag
July 22, 2023
Brasilia

Lula Rolls Back Bolsonaro’s Looser Brazilian Gun Controls

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Gabriel Stargardter BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday signed an executive order tightening civilian access to firearms in a bid to slow a surge in gun ownership during the presidency of his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro. The decree fulfills a campaign…
bubmag
July 21, 2023
Brasilia

How Brazil’s Supreme Court could strip Indigenous peoples of their land

This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. At the end of May, Brazilian lawmakers approved legislation that would invalidate Indigenous land claims and open protected Indigenous lands to mining, road-building, agriculture, and other extractive industries. The legislation was overwhelmingly endorsed in the nation’s…
bubmag
July 6, 2023
Brasilia

Brazil’s Lula proposes common South American currency

CNN  —  Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva proposed creating a common currency in the region during a meeting with South American heads of state in Brasilia on Tuesday. The single currency would apply to the Mercosur trade bloc, comprised of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, in Lula’s vision.…
bubmag
May 31, 2023