Brazil

Dilma Rousseff has a Second Chance to invigorate Brazil’s Foreign Policy

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BICAS
BICAS
Democratisation
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Public Services Alternatives
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Article
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After an election campaign that was more unpredictable and nerve-racking than Brazil’s popular soap operas, President Dilma Rousseff will lead the country for another four years.... Read more

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Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Sergio Sauer, Brazil

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Land Grabbing
Land sovereignty
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Agrarian Justice
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Multi-media
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Sergio Sauer, the National Rapporteur for Human Rights in Land, Territory and Food of Brazil sits down with Food First to discuss the history of land struggles in his native country and outlines the dualistic roles his government plays in attempting to both restrict and expand land grab patterns in and out of Brazil. With a focus on how the growing Brazilian economy fuels (and is fueled by) the... Read more

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Land Grabbing in Latin America

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Land Grabbing
Land sovereignty
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Agrarian Justice
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Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies
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Article
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There are eight articles in this Special Issue: seven research articles plus the guest editors’ introductory essay, covering country experiences in Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Guatemala and Mexico.... Read more

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Public Debt, Regional Integration and The South Bank

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Debt
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Alternative Regionalisms
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Article
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Public Debt, Regional Integration and The South Bank1... Read more

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Durban and the climate change deniers

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COPs
COPs
COPs
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Environmental Justice
Climate Justice
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Article
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As crucial climate talks begin in Durban, attention is focused on the likely role of the major country groupings. The outcome of the UN climate conference will be largely decided by the interplay of forces between the Basic (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) group formed two years ago, the EU, and the umbrella group of developed countries, led by the US and comprising Russia, Japan, Canada... Read more

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Social and environmental impacts of sugarcane production in Brazil

Speaker(s)

Maria Luisa Mendonca

Maria Luisa Mendonça, researcher of the University of Sao Paulo will introduce her paper - "A monopoly in Ethanol Production in Brazil: The Cosan-Shell merger" in which she analyses the activities and impacts of the new Shell operation in Brazil. The production of biofules from sugarcane has a high cost - land rights, human rights and labour rights violations are inherent to this business model. Environmental impacts are high and so are the government subsidies the sugar cane industry receives.

Maria will present her main findings, followed by an open forum discussion on the costs of what is said to be the only high volume biofuel that reduces carbon emissions.

This discussion is very relevant to the Netherlands as Dutch ports are the main destinations of Ethanol from Brazil. Dutch industry is looking forward to continued growth in biofuels and other bio-product imports to feed Dutch and European chemical plants and refineries.

We look forward to your participation.

Please register with Hilde van der Pas <hildevanderpas@tni.org> and receive the report "A monopoly in Ethanol Production in Brazil: The Cosan-Shell merger"

Picture by Jacob via flickr

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Environmental Justice
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