Buildings sit in the water along the shore following Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Nfld. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada.
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Amid a number of major crises, the world clearly needs radical change. But what will it look like? The desire to return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ is powerful, but ‘normal’ is what got us where we are today.
Many populist politicians do better in elections than polling suggests they will.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro has done better than expected in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. An expert discusses why populism gets votes.
A demonstrator dressed in the colours of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor’s towels for sale featuring Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 27, 2022.
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It is unclear who will win Brazil’s election in the second round, but one thing is obvious: Bolsonaro’s brand of right-wing conservatism is growing, and so is its threat to democracy.
Richard Mosse, Broken Spectre, 2022 (still).
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Broken Spectre, an immersive, 74-minute-long moving image work, is having its world premiere at the NGV.
An election worker prepares the voting machines ahead of the Brazilian vote.
Political violence that has broken out during the rule of Brazil’s president Bolsonaro draws on a long history of attacks.
Maria Elena Paredes, coordinator of the Community Vigilance Committee for the Ashéninka community of Sawawo Hito 40, points to satellite images showing deforestation.
Illegal roads have brought deforestation, fire and other environmental damage to the Amazon. The results of the 2022 presidential runoff could have a major impact for the future.
Brazil’s current president Jair Bolsonaro is currently not expected to win the general election.
After a very divisive election campaign, the winner of the Brazilian election will need to reuite the country.
Winds of change in Brazil, or an ill breeze?
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Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?
Pastor Silas Malafaia, second from left, prays alongside President Jair Bolsonaro, far left, at the Assembly of God Victory in Christ Church in Rio de Janeiro.
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Trump and Bolsonaro use religion in similar ways, but there are key differences between the two countries’ evangelical communities – and politics.
The Balbina Dam (bottom right) created thousands of small islands.
New research shows how hydropower is linked to extinctions.
Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro is attempting to win the Christian vote in the upcoming electon.
Evangelical protestants, around one third of the population, are likely to play a key role in the upcoming Brazilian election.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the FBI’s recent search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, where classified information was reportedly seized.
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Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.
Argentine protestors march on Memorial Day in March 2022, 46 years after the military coup d'état, to demand that justice be served.
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Instigated by multiple governments in South America, Operation Condor resulted in hundreds, potentially thousands, of human rights violations and extrajudicial killings.
Fragile democracy: there are concerns for the security of the upcoming Kenyan election.
Electoral manipulation is rife around the world, but civil society organisations are working hard to counter attempts to erode the democratic process.
Militias mete out violence far from the centres of power – but their dirty work is politically useful.
A child from the Mayuruna ethnic group stands on a pier on the banks of the Atalaia do Norte River in Amazonas state, Brazil, on June 12, 2022. Federal police and military forces are searching and investigating the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira.
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The deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil is at its peak, with 2022 breaking all records. Deforestation threatens human rights.
Farmers drive sprinkler irrigation machines in a wheat field in East China’s Jiangsu province.
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If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, is a notorious Covid-sceptic.
Research confirms that Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, bears heavy responsibility for the death toll in his country, at every wave of the pandemic.
Lula with activists of the Landless Movement, March 21, 2022. Though he is leading the incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro in the polls, Lula’s victory is not assured.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly known as Lula, enjoys a comfortable lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. But the Workers’ Party candidate faces many challenges.
NASA’s Landsat satellites have been monitoring changes on Earth’s landscape for 50 years.
When Indigenous peoples lose their river flow to dams, satellite programs like Landsat – which is celebrating its 50th anniversary – can help them fight for their resources.