Etiqueta: Opeds de Robert Muggah

It Isn’t Too Late to Save the Brazilian Rainforest

The fate of the Amazon is intertwined with the fate of the world. If 20-25 percent of its tree cover is cut down, scientists estimate, the basin’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide would be severely compromised, taking out of operation one of the world’s largest carbon sinks.

Q&A: Why Is Prison Violence So Bad in Brazil?

Brazil has struggled to contain prison violence for decades. A riot at the Altamira prison in Pará state on July 29, which left at least 62 inmates dead, revealed just how much work still needs to be done.

Opinion: Brazil’s Prison Massacres Send A Dire Message

De Robert Muggah Publicado no NPR Once again, Brazil’s hellish prisons are making global headlines. The spotlight this week is on Manaus, the capital of the country’s northern Amazonas state, where violence at different prisons left 55 inmates dead. On Sunday, the mutilated bodies of 15

The State of War

The world is less violent today than at virtually any other time in human history

How Toronto can curb gun violence

How Toronto can curb gun violence

A shadow hangs over Toronto after Sunday’s shooting on the Danforth. The recent killing spree follows on the heels of a vehicle attack on Yonge Street this spring and a raft of shootings, including one with small children in the crossfire last month.

The only way out of Nicaragua’s violent crisis rests in Ortega’s hands

A derrocada violenta da Nicarágua

O que torna o último surto de violência política particularmente notável é a rapidez com que a opinião pública passou a se opor ao presidente Daniel Ortega

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