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Joenia: Indigenous Rights Defender in Brazil

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Joenia Wapichana, a member of the Wapichana tribe of northern Brazil, is the first woman indigenous lawyer in Brazil. After taking a land dispute to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Ms. Wapichana became ...

BRAZIL: ZIKA VIRUS POSES THREAT TO PREGNANT WOMEN

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United Nations - The World Health Organization, WHO, confirms that the Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, damages the nervous system of both adults and unborn children. The virus can cause birth d...

UN Responds To Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

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United Nations - A rare tropical disease – the Zika virus - is spreading rapidly in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. First surfacing in Brazil, it has infected more than one million people. The International ...

Brazil: Descendants of slaves in a struggle for land

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United Nations - In Brazil, descendants of slaves have lived for centuries on land occupied by their ancestors. But in recent years their right to the land has been challenged. 21st Century, Episode #109 Script: ht...

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Threats and Responses

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United Nations - Weapons of mass destruction – nuclear, biological and chemical – have plagued the human race since their invention – and they still pose a threat today. Terror attacks – and accidents – have spread pa...

Brazil: A Transgender Family

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United Nations - An unprecedented United Nations public education campaign, ‘Free and Equal” launches in Brazil to support LGBT rights, but many still suffer from discrimination. Brunna Valim faced violence and discri...

Brazil: The Water and Waste Warrior

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United Nations - Clean and safe water for drinking, cooking and washing is beyond the reach of hundreds of millions -- and about a third of the world's population don't have access to good sanitation. But the sheer sc...

Brazil: The Water and Waste Warrior

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United Nations, April 2014 - Clean water for drinking, cooking and washing is beyond the reach of hundreds of millions -- and about a third of the world's population don't have access to good sanitation. But the she...

Struggle in the Amazon: The Clash between Energy and the Environment

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United Nations, July 2012 - Brazil's economy is growing at a staggering pace and its energy needs are skyrocketing. To meet growing demand, Brazil is harnessing hydroelectric energy and building dams, some among the l...

Brazil: Coal to Crops

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United Nations, July 2012 - The North-East of Brazil is the most densely populated semi-arid region in the world. Little rainfall and cyclic droughts have forced people to resort to illegal charcoal production, stripp...

Haiti: Wooden Soldiers for Sale

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In Haiti, craftsmen are sculpting wooden UN soldiers at the Brazilian Military base. Located opposite MINUSTAH Headquarters, the place has been turned into a market selling perfectly handcrafted blue helmet soldiers. ...

Brazil Drylands: The Promise of Water

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The United Nations has named 2010-2020 the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. A phenomenon unknown to many, desertification threatens almost half of the world's land. If left unchecked, its ef...