Brazil

Brazil

Children play around a waste water canal, Masephomolele township, Cape Town.  Photo: Zed Nelson

For Richer or Poorer

The BRICSAMIT have come to be considered the economic powerhouses of recent decades. Not only have these countries managed to reduce poverty but today, all eight BRICSAMIT countries occupy the top ranks as some of the most unequal countries in the world.

Oxfam calls Brazilian leadership on Rio+20

With the UN Rio+20 talks effectively at a stalemate, Oxfam today calls on the Brazilian government to provide the leadership that is so urgently needed to rescue the Rio 92 Earth Summit legacy, and chart a path toward equitable and sustainable development.

A-List stars and Global Statesmen speak out on global food crisis

Leading actors, musicians and statesmen including actors Gael Garcia Bernal, Scarlett Johansson, Kristin Davis, Archbishop Emeritus Tutu and former President Lula of Brazil are putting out a call to fix the broken global food system, which is failing to feed nearly a billion people each day.
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