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Brazil – Earnings inequality and dynamics in the presence of informality: The case of Brazil (Niklas Engbom, Gustavo Gonzaga, Christian Moser, Roberta Olivieri, VOXEU)

Figure 1 Evolution of percentiles (left) and dispersion (right) of the log earnings distribution from 1985-2017 – Source: RAIS, 1985-2017.

Earnings inequality and dynamics in the presence of informality | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal (voxeu.org)

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Brazil – Is there no end to Rio de Janeiro’s cycle of violence? (Al Jazeera)

A person places a handprint with red paint on a pavement during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil against police violence two days after a police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho favela resulted in the death of 28 people. Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 8, 2021 [Amanda Perobelli/Reuters]

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Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

A police operation conducted on May 6 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and despite a Supreme Court order banning it resulted in the deaths of 28 people in Rio’s Jacarezinho favela.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/5/27/favela-raid-rio

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Brazil – Squabbles and accusations: Inside Brazil’s COVID Senate inquiry (Al Jazeera)

 

Investigation into government’s handling of coronavirus pandemic adds to pressure on far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/24/squabbles-and-accusations-inside-brazil-covid-senate-inquiry

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Russia/Brazil – Russia-Brazil spat erupts over Sputnik vaccine snub (Euractiv)

EURACTIV.com with AFP

Brazil’s health regulator said Thursday (29 April) its decision to reject the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was based on the developer’s own data, after the latter threatened to sue for defamation.

Russia-Brazil spat erupts over Sputnik vaccine snub

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Brazil’s 2050 Climate Neutrality Goal is an Important Gesture, but it Contradicts Climate Actions from the Administration (World Resources Institute)

In a speech during the Leaders Summit on Climate, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil presented new climate commitments and reinforced previous ones. The Brazilian Administration committed to reach climate neutrality by 2050 instead of 2060; to curb illegal deforestation by 2030 and increase funds for law enforcement against deforestation; and to keep the NDC target of reducing 43% of GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

https://www.wri.org/news/statement-brazils-2050-climate-neutrality-goal-important-gesture-it-contradicts-climate

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The Amazon has become a net greenhouse gas emitter. Here’s what that means (WEF)

Scientists have discovered that the Amazon Basin is now a net emitter of greenhouse gases; but human activity is the main cause of climate change.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/04/study-shows-the-amazon-has-become-a-net-emitter-of-greenhouse-gases-heres-what-that-means/

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(Brazil) Brazil’s president picks Army chief amid tension with military (Defense News)

Diane Jeantet, AP

The appointment of the Brazilian Army’s former chief health officer as the new service commander is an effort by President Jair Bolsonaro to heal a rift created by his firing of the defense minister and the subsequent removal of the top generals of all three military branches, analysts said Thursday.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/the-americas/2021/04/02/brazils-president-picks-army-chief-amid-tension-with-military/

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(Brazil) Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro seeks their support (Defense News)

Diane Jeantet and David Biller

The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned Tuesday following President Jair Bolsonaro’s replacement of the defense minister, causing widespread apprehension of a military shakeup to serve the president’s political interests.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/the-americas/2021/03/30/brazil-military-chiefs-quit-as-bolsonaro-seeks-their-support/

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(Brazil) Can Lula da Silva be president of Brazil again? (Al Jazeera)

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Gustavo Ribeiro – journalist and editor-in-chief of The Brazilian Report

Paulo Sotero – distinguished fellow at the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute

Nizar Messari – vice president for academic affairs at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

A top court rules the judge who convicted Lula da Silva in a corruption case was ‘biased’.

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/3/25/can-lula-da-silva-be-president-of-brazil-again

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