politics


Brazil: Congress Plays ‘House of Cards’ With the Lives of Marginalized Teenagers

Brazil: Congress Plays ‘House of Cards’ With the Lives of Marginalized Teenagers
On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia vociferously debated and voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried as an adult and be sent to an adult jail an appalling prospect that violates international law and standards. But although large sectors of the country celebrated this victory for human rights, Eduardo Cunha, President of the House of Representatives, was not happy and wasted no time doing something about it....

business


Major polluter pledges not enough to meet emissions targets, says report

Major polluter pledges not enough to meet emissions targets, says report
New Climate Economy study recommends actions at local level could bridge huge gap of between two-thirds and 96% of extra carbon cuts needed to avoid dangerous global warmingA landmark climate change conference in Paris this December has triggered commitments on carbon emissions curbs from most of the world’s major polluters – but those pledges will still not be enough to bring about the reductions scientists say are necessary.A new report published on Tuesday shows that the remainder of the needed reductions in carbon can be found if actions are taken at a local level, deforestation is hal...

tech


For Sale: 1BR, R$450K, Laranjeiras

Lovely basement flat in a silent cul de sac street in Laranjeiras. One bedroom (ensuite), extra lavatory, office space, open kitchen to livi...

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entertainment


Hypnotic Beats from the Andes with ‘Colibria’ from Nicola Cruz

Hypnotic Beats from the Andes with ‘Colibria’ from Nicola Cruz
Lilting, hypnotic, funky and packed full of Andean sounds and soulful beats, Nicola Cruz’s latest offering, Colibria, brings together various different cultural references. Cruz’s upbringing in France with two Ecuadorian parents is reflected in the feel of many of his tunes, with rhythmic and repetitive sounds creating a slow and mysterious, almost ritual-like, feel. Cruz has previously used traditional Ecuadorian instruments intertwined with sleek clicks and drum kits to create ‘Andean-Step’ on tracks such as “Alba” and “La Mirada”. His adaptability and...

Crumbs

In these days it’s not hard to find a post-apocalyptic, post-war movie, in any size or any color you may desire. From the pandemic 12 Monk...

culture


2015 Rio Gay Film Festival Starts in Rio de Janeiro

2015 Rio Gay Film Festival Starts in Rio de Janeiro
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring over one hundred films, the Rio Festival Gay de Cinema (Rio Gay Film Festival) returned to Rio de Janeiro for its 2015 edition on Thursday, July 2nd and will continue through July 12th with debates, director presentations and film screenings in multiple theaters […]...



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