Thursday, January 21, 2021
Oil spill in Brazil

With their bare hands and no government help, locals try to remove oil manually

  The weekend in Brazil was marked by more heart-breaking images of animals covered in crude oil and local people in northeastern Brazil trying to...
Vegetarian Brazil

30 million Brazilians are now vegetarian

The Brazilian vegetarian society (SVB) estimates that 30 million people in Brazil have adopted a vegetarian diet, or 14% of the overall population of...
Art show

Claudia Andujar’s photo exhibition of the Yanomami people opens in Paris

For the last 50 years, Swiss photographer, Claudia Andujar, has been documenting and advocating for the Yanomami people. This week she will open a new...
Vegan cities

Veganism grows in Campinas, one of Brazil’s largest cities

The city of Campinas, in São Paulo State, is one of Brazil's largest cities (14th place), home to a major public university as well...
Veganism for the masses

Brazilian budget vegans defy elitist stereotypes

In a country with huge economic disparities, a chasm that has only grown in recent years since the right-wing coup of 2016, it is...
Tribal resistance

Tribes and rubber tappers unite against Bolsonaro

Indigenous tribes and rubber-tapping leaders yesterday gathered to make opposition to President Bolsonaro's measures which are destroying the rainforest, their source of livelihood. According to...
Racism

Indigenous organization sues Brazilian president over comment during live video

Another week, another scandal involving far-right Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro. During his last Thursday Facebook live transmission , Bolsonaro said indigenous people were "evolving"...
Research

Research: El Niño is contributing to beetle collapse in the Amazon

Intense droughts and fires during the last El Niño cycle, combined with human activity (mainly cattle ranching), has led to a massive drop in...
Amazing wildlife

Giant anaconda spotted in the Amazon

A video of a giant anaconda, known as sucuri in Portuguese, was posted on social networks by a man who lives in Apuí, in...
Animals in court

Judge accepts cats as plaintiffs in court case

Perhaps for the first time in Brazilian history, a judge has allowed non-human animals to  start a lawsuit against a private party. The plaintiffs...
Vegan athletes

Vegan athletes boost skyrunning Brazilian team

Three vegan athletes are part of the Brazilian Skyrunning team that will compete at the World Skyrunning Series on the Spanish Pyrenees between 8...
Carnival

Carnival in Brazil flirts with veganism, too

This weekend, Brazilians all over the country will take to the streets to kickstart the world's biggest party and broadcast the awe-inspiring parades in...