Latin America

The demonstrators wonder: Olympia for whom?
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With the Olympics Rios city limits are shifted: Instead of fostering the wealth of the population, the municipality opens the way for speculation in real estate.

Articles

Brazil beat Croatia in World Cup opening match
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Marilene de Paula, coordinator for the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Brazil, analyzes the legacy of the 2014 World Cup.

International Relations

    Guanabara Bay : Not only the athletes , the local population has been affected by the contamination of the bay
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Thanks to superficial cleaning measures plastic waste will probably not disturb the Olympic Sailing Competitions in the Guanabara Bay. A long-term restoration of the bay, however, stays indispensable as Emanuel Alencar illustrates in this article.

Feminism & Gender

The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Brazil asked four female Experts from different generations to reflect the progress of women’s rights in Brazil since 1995.

The women of the mountain villages in Rajasthan, India, carry 70 lbs. (or 32kgs) of wood on their heads for cooking every day. This woman is carrying a generator for repair in a nearby village
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Rural women increasingly come to be seen as vital agents in response to climate change. Disproportionately affected by it's impacts, these women also have a critical role in combating the weather changes, analyses Camila Moreno.

o corpo e nosso, it's our body
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In Brazil, despite symbolic political actions, commitment still has not moved beyond words concerning women's reporductive rights. HBS interviews Guacira de Oliveira, from CFEMEA – Feminist Center for Studies and Counseling, a Brazilian feminist organization

Publications

Cover Human rights violations in the Olympic city

The Brazilian non-governmental organization Justiça Global, partner organization of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, released this publication, that intends to be a tool that allows journalists to know the other side of this mega event, which resulted in the aggravation of processes of segregation, control and privatization of public spaces, and extermination of the black, poor population in the city.

Security as a Commodity

The private security industrie is definitely among the sectors that most benefit from mega events. Within a dubious relationship the security industry does not only supply the Brazilian State with surveillance systems and weapons, it also influences the organization of federal police and military forces.

Rio 2016 Olympics: The Exclusion Games

The City of Rio de Janeiro is the stage for several projects, now at the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic Games. The population of the city has already realized that the project Rio Olympic City, which comprises the developments for the 2014 World Cup, and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as large projects such as Porto Maravilha, will not bring the promised benefits.

Introduction

The Foundation’s Latin America programmes are targeted at topics such as green sustainability, environmental protection, and democratic participation especially on the local and regional levels.

Events

Sep 08Sep 09
Contemporary witness interviews in archive organizations and historical research
Berlin
Sep 15
Local governments and civil society in global sustainable urban development
Berlin
Sep 16
Local governments and civil society in global sustainable urban development
Berlin
Oct 17Oct 18
3rd International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities
Esch-sur-Alzette