politics


Rising Rousseff ramps up Brazil election offensive

Rising Rousseff ramps up Brazil election offensive
President Dilma Rousseff came out fighting late Sunday against her main rival, environmentalist Marina Silva, in the next-to-last debate before Sunday's first round of voting. Current president and presidential candidate of the Brazilian Workers' Party Dilma Rousseff participates in a televised debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil....

business


Opening the economy "would be a disaster for Brazilian industry" states Rousseff minister

Opening the economy "would be a disaster for Brazilian industry" states Rousseff minister
Anticipating what could be policy under a second government of President Dilma Rousseff, her Trade Minister Mauro Borges told Brazilian daily Folha do Sao Paulo that opening the country to more foreign trade would be a “disaster for Brazilian industry” and lead to the “mexicanization” of the economy, in reference to the light assembly factories known as “maquiladoras” that dominate Mexico’s non-oil exports....

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entertainment


New music by El Extraño, Maluca Mala, & Captain Planet

New music by El Extraño, Maluca Mala, & Captain Planet
Why not ring in the new season, be it autumn or the start to your school year, with some new music? We’ll begin with Ecuador’s El Extraño, founded in 2008 as a punk band. In 2012, their EP, “Mujer Pulpo (Octopus Woman)” (which reminds me of the post punk, garage sound of The Strokes, somewhat) garnered them some local acclaim, which landed them on some bigger stages, such as the 2013 independent music festival, Quitofest. Since then, they’ve become a touring staple in several cities (that I’d like to someday visit!), such as Cuenca, Porto Viejo, Manta...

culture


Gender equality: empowered women raise healthier children

Gender equality: empowered women raise healthier children
Those who design nutrition programmes can no longer ignore the evidence that success depends in part on womens powerWe have long known that empowered women are more able to take decisions that benefit them and their children. More empowered people have the control to make decisions about their own freedom of movement and how to allocate resources, as well as about domains as fundamental as their own bodies. As far back as 20 years ago, studies showed that when women have greater control of household income and assets, the food and nutrition status of their children tends to improve. Yet today,...



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