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‘ The only Olympic legacy I see is repression and war’- a year in Rio’s favelas

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th October 2017

Few visitors to Rio 2016 will see behind the wall of reproach colorful murals that screen off the citys poorer parishes. Here, young columnists from favelas look back on 12 months scarred by Zika, landslides and police violence When the Guardian asked parish journalists in three of Rio de Janeiros biggest favelas to start a […]

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Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn review- the maladies of paradise

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th September 2017

This debut novel determined among those who work Jamaican resorts reveals how much suffering and relinquish is behind the beautifully retained areas and beaches Jamaica is virtually wholly dependent on its tourist industry, and when I saw there as an American holidaymaker a dark-skinned one I rapidly became aware that whatever solidarity I seemed between […]

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Rio Olympics: consider from the favelas- ‘Tour hustlers consider favelas like zoos’ | Michel Silva

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd September 2017

In diary entries on life in Rocinha ahead of the Games, Michel Silva talks about his community fights with avalanches, paramilitary police and homophobia 2 December A pregnant maiden has to be rescued from a avalanche in the Trampolim neighbourhood of Rocinha, after a thunderstorm hits local communities. Fortunately, there are no fatalities, though heavy […]

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Brazil criticizes anthropologists’ calls for action contact with isolated tribes

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th September 2017

US professors enunciate seen contact is the only possible strategy for protecting these parties, but governments open character insists left open alone The Brazilian government has strongly criticized a call by two US anthropologists to push linked with South Americas most isolated tribes to ensure their survival. In an open character signed by 18 experts, […]

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Venezuela replies it will separate from OAS as turmoil continues

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th September 2017

Caracas, Venezuela( CNN) Venezuela will withdraw from the Organization of American States( OAS ), according to its foreign minister, who announced the decision on national television. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told VTV state television Wednesday that the beleaguered country, which is facing huge civil unrest, would take the unprecedented gradation of leaving the pan-American organization […]

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Brazil politician named prejudiced of its first year for explains about indigenous people

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th August 2017

Survival International spotlights racist threat to Amazon tribes after Fernando Furtado did bunch of little lesbians should starve to death A Brazilian lawmaker who announced Amazon tribal publics should be left to starve to death and are a knot of little lesbians has been appointed Racist of the Year by the indigenous rights group Survival […]

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First Brussels bombings martyrs named as tales of existence emerge

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th August 2017

British man David Dixon mentioned among the persons still missing after criticizes in the Belgium capital The identities of those killed, injured, or missing in the two attacks on Brussels have already begun rise with relatives and governments divulging scapegoats from across the globe. At least 31 beings are known to have been killed, most […]

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Colombia’s City of Ladies: a haven from savagery | Sibylla Brodzinsky

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th August 2017

Women who had lost everything to conflict came together in their struggle for survival, memorizing the skills to build a neighbourhood of 102 homes As with most Colombian metropolis, the roads of the busy northern township of Turbaco are laid out in a grid of numbered streets and streets. But in one particular neighbourhood the […]

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‘We are in shock’: historic Bolivia drought hammers homes and harvests

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th August 2017

The countrys worst shortage in 25 years, spurred by poor control, El Nio and climate change, has reservoirs drying up and hospitals struggling Teodora Cauna de Quispe hasnt had liquid at her house in Bolivias capital, La Paz, for two weeks. We cant wash ourselves or our clothes, she responded. Every so often there is […]

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Published in Odd and Fun on 9th August 2017

Government concedes after lower house overwhelmingly backs move to remove Rousseff, who now faces vote in senate Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff suffered a crushing defeat on Sunday as a hostile and corruption-tainted congress voted to impeach her. In a rowdy session of the lower house presided over by the presidents nemesis, house speaker Eduardo Cunha, […]

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