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| 06:45 PM Aug 28 2019

Dorothee

Germany

‘Suedwestpresse’ says that there meanwhile are protests all around the EU against free trade between the EU and the countries that signed the Mercosur-Treaty. Even though there now even is a treaty guaranteeing free trade between the EU and the Mercosur-member states! Some of these people and entire NGOs go so far as to encourage people to boycott products from Southern America – especially soy and especially products made in Brazil. Reason is of course deforestation caused by many Brazilian agricultural products.

| 04:27 PM Aug 17 2019

Dorothee

Germany

By doing a bit of research – also asking a few people working for the company ‘Waleda’ – I found out this week that neither the ‘Waleda Calendula toothpaste’ nor the ‘Waleda Ratanhia-toothpaste’ – contrary to most toothpastes – contain:
soy, palm oil, rice, corn, sugar beet or sugar cane. Plus both of them are vegan. That means you can consume either of these two toothpastes without having to worry about unintentionally supporting animal cruelty, deforestation of the rainforest, cruel treatment of aboriginal tribes or child labor.

| 04:41 PM Aug 16 2019

Dorothee

Germany

‘GfbV’ says that for months now the Brazilian government has refused to give financial support to the SESAI, the governmental office responsible for anything related to the health of aboriginal Brazilians – like medical treatment. As a result a group of aboriginal women occupied the building of this office, threatening with refusal to leave unless the government would promise to support this office again. So far the results have been meager though.

| 12:33 PM Aug 16 2019

Dorothee

Germany

According to a flyer that was spread last Sunday before mass in the Roman-Catholic church of Metzingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg/ Germany) it is now exactly 16 years that the high school of Metzingen has been supporting the Gonzalinho-Project. You see, in Caceres (Brazil) there is a very poor district where many people have to get two jobs just to get by. Some of them have children. Of course they can’t do two jobs AND take care of their children. A daycare or a babysitter is not an option either…for obvious reasons. Thus many parents simply make their children spend the day alone on the street. There these children sometimes start interacting with the wrong people and eventually end up doing bad things themselves – like drug-dealing, prostitution, theft etc. The Gonzalinho-Project basically provides this poor district with babysitters for free and entertainment for children.

| 01:40 PM Jul 19 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘GEO’ says that there is in fact some kind of police trying to catch illegal loggers in the rainforest in the act. Alas the rainforest of Brazil is a very noisy place. So it’s very hard for them to even hear the sound of the saws. Now a team of scientists under the lead of Mr. T. White invented a very cheap noise detector made of recycled mobile phones. Whenever something resembling the sound of a saw reaches this devise, an alarm goes off and a team of police officers can be told where to search for the criminals. If they succeed in tracking down the one responsible for the illegal logging, chances are he may have to serve in jail for a while.

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