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About Jamil
Jamil Chade is a journalist based in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2011 and in 2013, he was elected as the best Brazilian foreign correspondent, a prize given by the media organization Comuniquese. In 2015, he was chosen as one of the 40 most influential journalists in Brazil.
Since 2000, Chade has reported from over 60 countries in all continents of the world. These missions include a trip with the secretary-general of the UN to African countries, with Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to Latin America, as well as covering official presidential trips of four heads of state of Brazil around the world.
Chade has covered four World Cups, as well as two Olympic Games. His investigative work has led the Brazilian National Congress to establish inquiry commissions to deal with corruption in soccer. His revelations also opened the way for the arrests of sports officials in Spain.
Over the last ten years, he has published five books. Two of them were finalists at the main book prize in Brazil, known as "Jabuti". In Switzerland, one of his books won the Nicolas Bouvier Award. Chade was one of the researchers of the National Truth Commission, created by the government of Brazil to investigate crimes and violations of human rights committed during the military regime in the country (1964 to 1985).
He is also part of an international network of specialists dealing with corruption, the Transparency International’s Anti-corruption Solutions and Knowledge (ASK).
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Switzerland Celebrated the 1964 Coup, Reveals Telegram: 'Prevented a Second Cuba'

31 Mar 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
A recently revealed telegram from the Swiss ambassador to Brazil, André Dominicé, shows that Switzerland celebrated the 1964 Brazilian military coup, viewing it as a necessary action to prevent the country from becoming a second Cuba. The Swiss praised General Castelo Branco for his modesty and honesty, seeing him as the right person to lead Brazil post-coup. However, the ambassador also expressed concerns about the violence and hoped for a wise military dictatorship that would promote honesty, work, patriotism, and social progress. The military regime in Brazil lasted for 21 years.

French inaugurate 'Dr. Sócrates Street' in the heart of the Paris Olympics

28 Mar 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Sócrates will be honored with a street named after him in Saint Ouen, Paris, during the 2024 Olympics. The 'Rue Doutor Sócrates' will be located in the Olympic Village, which will later become a neighborhood. The inauguration event will feature French ministers, authorities, and notable figures such as Marcelo Freixo, Raí, and Washington Olivetto. Raí emphasized the alignment of Sócrates' values with those of France. Additionally, a giant mural by Brazilian artist Rafa Mon, depicting Sócrates, will be unveiled and displayed during the Olympics.

Brazil is accused at the UN of lack of oversight against slave labor

28 Mar 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The Brazilian government faces criticism at the United Nations for its ineffective oversight in combating slave labor, with inspections currently suspended due to a protest by labor auditors. The situation raises concerns about potential catastrophic consequences, particularly in the coffee and sugarcane industries. Civil society demands the resumption of inspections and the implementation of public policies to address structural racism and regional and social inequalities. The call for action extends to foreign governments and multinational corporations.

The Hague orders Israel to ensure food in Gaza to prevent genocide

28 Mar 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The International Criminal Court has expanded its measures against Israel, urging the government to ensure the unimpeded provision of essential services and humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. This includes food, water, electricity, and medical supplies. The court also demands that Israeli forces refrain from violating the rights of Palestinians and report on their compliance within a month. This follows a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire and the release of hostages held by Hamas. The situation in Gaza has been described as 'genocide' by a UN rapporteur, a claim strongly denied by Israel.

Official silence reveals dictatorship has not been overcome, says UN rapporteur

28 Mar 2024  |  UOL
UN rapporteur Fabian Salvioli criticizes Brazil for not overcoming its dictatorship past, highlighting the importance of memory for democracy and the need to revoke the Amnesty Law. He compares the silence on the 1964 coup to revictimizing the victims and stresses that the state is failing its international obligations by not addressing past human rights violations. Salvioli expresses surprise at the Lula government's decision and insists that anistia laws are incompatible with international justice standards.

Hungary: Scandals lead thousands to demand Orbán's resignation

27 Mar 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Thousands of protesters in Hungary are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán following a series of scandals. The crisis intensified after Peter Magyar, the ex-husband of former Justice Minister Judit Varga, released recordings implicating government officials in manipulating prosecutors. The situation worsened with the resignations of President Katalin Novak and Varga, who were involved in a controversial pardon of a man implicated in a child sexual abuse scandal.

Lula's government breaks silence and expresses concern over election in Venezuela

26 Mar 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The Brazilian government, led by Lula, has voiced concern over the upcoming Venezuelan elections, particularly regarding the barring of opposition leader Maria Corína Machado from running. The Itamaraty statement highlighted Brazil's readiness to cooperate with the international community to ensure the July 28 elections strengthen democracy in Venezuela. A UN investigation reported a resurgence of violent repression by Nicolás Maduro's government, threatening the integrity of the elections. Despite the repression, the Itamaraty criticized sanctions against Venezuela. The UN mission, led by Marta Valiñas, found ongoing human rights violations by Venezuelan security forces. Brazil remained silent during a UN meeting on Venezuela, not joining other Latin American countries in condemning the repression.

In Davos, Brazil will defend 'dialogue' as a solution for the war in Ukraine

13 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Brazil will advocate for dialogue as a solution to the Ukraine war at the Davos meeting. Ukrainian hopes are pinned on gaining support for Volodymyr Zelensky's peace plan, though concerns persist about Western reluctance to continue financial and military aid. Brazilian diplomats highlight that the Ukrainian plan is not a negotiation base for Russia, which demands the withdrawal of Russian troops and the establishment of a tribunal for Kremlin crimes. Amorim suggests a possible armistice without formal territorial definitions, emphasizing the need to consider Ukrainian suffering while being realistic about achievable outcomes. The European Union's potential acceptance of Ukraine is also discussed, reflecting a shift in Russia's stance. The article balances subjective analysis with factual reporting. The sentiment towards the entities mentioned is generally neutral, focusing on the challenges and perspectives of the involved parties. The political view is centered, advocating for diplomatic and realistic solutions.

Brazil supports South Africa's complaint against Israel for genocide in The Hague

10 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Brazil supports South Africa's initiative to bring a complaint against Israel for genocide to the International Court of Justice. President Lula and his government have condemned Israel's actions in Gaza, emphasizing the need for a ceasefire and humanitarian efforts. The article highlights the diplomatic positioning of Brazil in the Middle East, contrasting it with the reluctance of the US and European powers to label the situation as genocide. The complaint by South Africa seeks immediate measures to prevent further harm to Palestinians, while Israel rejects the accusations, calling them baseless and politically motivated.

Rituals Sacralize Our Coexistence

07 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Rituals are not merely acts that sacralize the divine but are celebrations of human connection and coexistence. They provide a break from the anonymity of daily life, fostering community and understanding. In a world fragmented by social media, war, climate uncertainty, and inequality, rituals serve as an antidote, reconnecting us with our past and future dreams. The author shares personal examples of rituals that highlight their significance in maintaining social bonds and humanizing our existence.

Chloroquine may have killed 17,000 people in the first wave of COVID, study says

05 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
A study has indicated that hydroxychloroquine may have contributed to 16,900 deaths during the first wave of COVID-19. The World Health Organization had warned against its use due to lack of evidence for positive impact and potential side effects. Despite this, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and then U.S. President Donald Trump promoted the drug. The study, which examined data from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, the U.S., and Turkey, suggests that the actual number of deaths could be higher. It also highlights the limitations of extrapolating treatment effects from chronic conditions to severe cases without precise data.

Without money, UN freezes hiring, closes offices, and cuts programs

05 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The United Nations is facing a severe financial crisis, leading to a freeze on hiring, closure of offices, and significant cuts to programs. Despite managing to pay salaries and supplier invoices without interruption over the past five years, the UN's liquidity reserves are nearly depleted. The organization began 2023 with a positive cash balance but expects to start 2024 with a significant cash deficit. Measures to conserve energy and reduce expenditures, such as closing the UN headquarters in Geneva beyond the planned period and turning off heating, have been implemented. The United States and China are among the countries with outstanding dues, contributing to the UN's financial strain.

Brazil pays off debts to the UN and regains vote in international organizations

04 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Brazil has paid off its debts to the United Nations, totaling approximately R$ 1.389 billion, and regained its voting rights in various international organizations. This move strengthens Brazil's international image and reaffirms its commitment to multilateralism. The payments also covered environmental and climate change-related debts, including contributions to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. The Brazilian government has indicated that it will continue to make timely contributions to avoid future debt accumulation, supported by a reclassification of these expenses as mandatory in the 2024 budget.

Worst year in a decade, 2023 records 140 journalists killed

03 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
In 2023, 140 journalists were killed, marking the worst year in a decade for journalist fatalities. The majority of deaths occurred in Gaza, with 81 journalists killed since the conflict began in October. The Press Emblem Campaign condemns the indiscriminate attacks and calls for justice. Outside Gaza, 59 journalists were killed in 27 countries, with Mexico, Guatemala, and Ukraine being notable hotspots. The article highlights the systematic destruction of Palestinian media by the Israeli military and the challenges faced by foreign media in accessing Gaza. The report calls for the UN to investigate the deaths of Palestinian journalists and notes a 20% increase in journalist fatalities compared to 2022.

Davos will host Ukraine's 'peace plan', but Brazil sounds alarm

03 Jan 2024  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Diplomats and mediators will reconvene in Davos to address the Ukraine war, with Brazil raising concerns over the lack of dialogue in the peace process dominated by Kiev. The upcoming meeting will focus on Zelensky's ten-point peace plan, which demands the withdrawal of Russian troops before any mediation. Brazil, led by President Lula, advocates for a more inclusive approach involving Russia. Despite initial hopes, Brazil expresses disappointment over the lack of progress and remains committed to fostering dialogue. The UN Security Council meeting highlighted Brazil's call for protecting civilians and critical infrastructure in Ukraine.

South Africa accuses Israel at The Hague for genocide in Gaza

30 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
South Africa has filed a complaint against Israel at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, accusing it of genocide in Gaza. The International Criminal Court is already investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity by both Hamas and Israel, with no action taken so far. South Africa's submission claims Israel's acts and omissions in Gaza are genocidal, violating obligations under the Genocide Convention. Israel, since October 7, 2023, has allegedly failed to prevent genocide and prosecute public incitement to genocide. South Africa seeks provisional measures from The Hague to halt the war and protect Palestinian rights under the Genocide Convention. Israel, rejecting the accusation, criticizes South Africa's claim as factually and legally baseless, accusing it of cooperating with the terrorist organization Hamas. Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Haiat calls for the court to reject the request.

UN denounces Russian attacks in Ukraine and calls for an end to the offensive

29 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The UN has denounced Russian attacks on a wide range of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, including residential buildings, a maternity ward, schools, kindergartens, parks, a subway station, and a shopping center, as well as energy infrastructure, leading to power outages in several regions. At least 23 civilians were killed and 134 injured, with rescue groups searching for people trapped under the rubble. The UN reiterates that international humanitarian law explicitly prohibits deliberate attacks on civilian objects and indiscriminate attacks under any circumstances, and calls on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on Ukraine and to strictly respect all rules of international law related to the conduct of hostilities.

Argentina's Withdrawal from BRICS Harms Balance Proposed by Brazil

29 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Brazil's initial disinterest in BRICS expansion stemmed from a desire to maintain relations with all blocs and avoid Cold War-like divisions. Concerns arose about potential imbalances if new members were predominantly Asian or Chinese allies. To ensure minimal balance, Brazil conditioned the inclusion of South American members, with Argentina and Venezuela as primary candidates. Argentina's withdrawal disrupts this proposed balance.

Belém to experience a 'deafening silence' Christmas and cancels public events

23 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Christian leaders from around the world will visit Belém in a silent prayer as a form of protest and mourning in response to the alarming humanitarian situation in Gaza, as reported by the UN. Pope Francis has reacted to Israeli attacks that killed 16 people at Gaza's oldest church. The UN's report highlights the destruction in Gaza and the ongoing offensive. Currently, 90% of Gaza's 2.2 million people face acute food insecurity, with nearly 1 million in emergency conditions and over 378,000 experiencing a catastrophic lack of food. Without intervention, all 2.2 million Palestinians in Gaza will be in severe food insecurity by February 2024. The World Food Programme warns of an unprecedented rate of increasing food insecurity, with the entire population at imminent risk of famine.

Lula's government wants Putin at the G20 summit in Rio, says Amorim

18 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Celso Amorim, a diplomat, discusses Brazil's foreign policy under President Lula, including the desire to invite Putin to the G20 summit in Rio. He addresses Brazil's role in international relations, touching on issues such as the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the situation in Venezuela, and the Middle East. Amorim highlights Brazil's efforts in conflict mediation, the need for UN reform, and the complexities of geopolitics with the US and other countries. He also comments on internal South American politics, including Argentina's new president and the potential impact of a Trump victory in the US.

Daniela Mercury proposes Carnival against hate and fascism

15 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury is advocating for a Carnival that counters hate and fascism, emphasizing the importance of art and culture in human emotion and societal health. She criticizes the internet for fostering negative emotions and the far-right for attacking artists to manipulate public consciousness. Mercury highlights the social role of Carnival in bringing communities together and insists on the necessity of culture for economic development and democracy. She expresses disappointment that neither the left nor the right fully appreciates the role of culture, and she maintains a strong commitment to social issues through her music and public presence.

UN temporarily closes headquarters due to lack of funds

12 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The United Nations has temporarily closed its headquarters in Geneva due to a severe budget deficit exacerbated by high energy prices and a liquidity crisis. Employees are required to work from home, and several energy-saving measures have been implemented, including turning off escalators and reducing external lighting. The UN has also closed electric car charging stations and delayed building heating. Catherine Pollard, the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy, and Compliance, highlighted the organization's financial struggles, noting a significant shortfall in contributions from member states, particularly the United States and China. The financial strain has led to delays and cancellations of various activities and projects, with the UN's budget execution rate dropping significantly in 2023.

UN General Assembly approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza

12 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, which was opposed by Israel and several other countries. The resolution, which is not legally binding, aims to create political pressure on Israel. The US, which vetoed a similar proposal in the UN Security Council, attempted to amend the resolution to condemn Hamas but failed to secure the necessary votes. The vote reflects the international community's stance on the issue, with 86 countries supporting the US, 62 opposing, and 25 abstaining.

Brazilian Senate approves ambassadors to Venezuela and Guyana

12 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The Brazilian Senate approved Maria Cristina as the ambassador to Guyana and Glivânia Maria de Oliveira as the ambassador to Venezuela. Cristina highlighted trade and investment opportunities, particularly in hydrocarbons. The absence of a Brazilian representative in Venezuela followed a 2020 decision by former President Jair Bolsonaro to close the embassy in Caracas, which has been reopened under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The diplomats' appointments come amid tensions between Venezuela and Guyana, with both countries seeking a peaceful resolution to territorial disputes.

Open Letter: I Have a Side in This War

10 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The article discusses the long-standing and complex conflict in Gaza, emphasizing the structural and strategic oppression by Israel and internal Palestinian divisions. It traces the history of the conflict, including the blockade of Gaza, the rise of Hamas, and the internal Palestinian political struggles. The author condemns the violence on both sides and highlights the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, exacerbated by years of blockade and military offensives. The text calls for a deeper understanding of the historical and ongoing issues beyond recent events.

Flight with Brazilians from Gaza Takes Off, but Dozens Remain in War Zone

10 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
A flight carrying 47 Brazilians from Gaza has taken off, but 24 others, including 7 Brazilian-Palestinians, were denied exit by Israeli authorities. The Brazilian government continues to negotiate for their departure. The repatriation flight also delivered 11 tons of non-perishable food to Egypt for Gaza. This marks the third humanitarian flight from Brazil, following previous deliveries of water filtration equipment and health kits.

Children are almost half of the 17,000 dead in Gaza, says WHO

10 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The World Health Organization reports that nearly half of the 17,000 deaths in Gaza are children, highlighting the dire humanitarian crisis. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for a ceasefire, citing the collapse of Gaza's healthcare system. The Israeli government defends its actions, blaming Hamas for the conflict, while the Brazilian government urges international action to protect civilians and ensure access to medical care.

New group with 51 Brazilians leaves Gaza; half unable to exit

09 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
A new group of 51 Brazilians has been evacuated from Gaza, but 24 names requested by Brazil were not approved by Israel, leading to family separations. The group is now at the Egyptian border and will proceed to Cairo to await a flight to Brazil. The Brazilian government had gathered 85 people near the Gaza border, with additional individuals on a secondary list. The refusal of certain family members by Israel has not been explained, and the evacuation process requires verification and authorization from both Cairo and Tel Aviv.

Universal Declaration turns 75 under attack and ignored by powers

09 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights reaches its 75th anniversary amidst challenges and disregard by world powers. Originally crafted in response to the horrors of World War II, the Declaration is now the world's most translated document, embodying rights inherent to all humans. Despite past progress in reducing poverty, increasing life expectancy, and improving literacy, recent years have seen a regression, with rising extreme poverty, climate crises, and record numbers of people displaced by violence and human rights violations. The UN Security Council members and authoritarian regimes are criticized for undermining the Declaration, particularly regarding individual and political rights. The article suggests that if the international community were to renegotiate the Declaration today, it might fail to reach an agreement, highlighting the importance of remembering and upholding the principles laid out in 1948.

US vetoes Security Council resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza

08 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, supported by 97 countries. The US and Israel opposed the resolution, citing ongoing threats from Hamas. The Brazilian government criticized the US stance and highlighted the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza, urging immediate action to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid. The article underscores the frustration with the UN's inaction and the dire conditions faced by Gaza's population.

Lula criticizes EU, admits failure of agreement and talks about 'lack of respect'

07 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Lula criticizes the European Union's protectionist stance and environmental demands, admitting the failure to reach a trade agreement between Mercosul and the EU. He highlights the inflexibility of European leaders, particularly Emmanuel Macron, and the challenges faced in negotiating a more balanced agreement. Lula calls for continued negotiations under Paraguay's leadership in Mercosul, despite political uncertainties in Europe and opposition from Brazilian unions and social movements. The article underscores the ongoing efforts to finalize a mutually beneficial agreement addressing sustainable development, inequality reduction, and multilateralism.

Letter to COP28 Leaders: Your Failure Will Be Unforgivable

03 Dec 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The article criticizes the opening of the COP28 climate conference, highlighting the incongruity of having a major oil company executive preside over climate talks. It underscores the urgency of addressing climate change, citing the UN's alarming climate report and the disproportionate emissions by the world's wealthiest. The author calls for a paradigm shift in how humanity interacts with the planet, warning that failure to act decisively will have dire consequences for future generations.

Lula attacks powers that 'profit from war' and talks about reducing oil

01 Dec 2023  |  UOL
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva criticized wealthy nations for profiting from war and neglecting climate agreements during his speech at a global event. Lula emphasized the urgency of addressing climate change and the need for multilateralism. He highlighted Brazil's commitment to reducing deforestation and transitioning to a green economy, while also pointing out the disproportionate impact of climate change on the poor. Lula called for more ambitious climate targets and financial support for developing countries.

UN: 2023 is the hottest year and the planet is already experiencing 'climate collapse'

30 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
2023 has been declared the hottest year on record, with the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization highlighting the severe impacts of climate change. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, expressed deep concern over the 'climate collapse' and the devastating effects of extreme weather events. The report underscores record-breaking temperatures, rising greenhouse gas levels, and significant environmental changes, including melting glaciers and rising sea levels. The text calls for urgent global action to mitigate the worsening climate crisis.

Henry Kissinger, War Criminal

30 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Henry Kissinger is accused of having a significant role in the loss of millions of lives through U.S. foreign policy between 1969 and 1976, including the violent occupation of East Timor by Indonesia with the U.S. government's consent. Revelations confirm that Kissinger and President Gerald Ford met with Indonesian President Suharto and tacitly approved the invasion of East Timor, which resulted in approximately 200,000 deaths over 25 years. Kissinger's actions have been characterized as enabling coups, genocides, and advising dictators to act swiftly in repression. Historian Greg Grandin attributes 3 to 4 million deaths to Kissinger's foreign policy.

Police action at independent publishers event in Paraty

30 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The FLIPEI, an independent publishers event in Paraty, faced police intervention to close down a show by KL Jay of Racionais Mc's before it started. After negotiations, the performance was limited to thirty minutes. The organizers sought clarification from the Paraty city hall, noting that other festivals in Paraty had permission to operate until at least 2 AM without police intervention. Despite a history of disturbances, including attacks by Bolsonaro supporters in 2019, the event was not officially invited to discuss operating hours with the city or Casa Azul. The city hall responded that the midnight time limit was set by Casa Azul, and the police planned security based on that. However, after learning of FLIPEI's extended schedule, the city's culture department negotiated an extension to 1:50 AM for Saturday. Despite challenges, FLIPEI reported a highly successful five-day event with over 160 guests, a 65% increase in bookstore sales, and doubled attendance, featuring international figures like Silvia Federici and Veronica Gago.

Lula wants Saudis as partners in energy and talks about 'decarbonizing the planet'

29 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Lula, at the conclusion of a business seminar, emphasized Brazil's solid environmental commitments and invited Saudi Arabia to partner in building a new energy matrix. He reiterated Brazil's goal of zero deforestation by 2030 and transforming the country into a global center for alternative energy production. Highlighting the need to decarbonize the planet, Lula announced that the Amazon will host the Climate Conference (COP30) in 2025 and invited Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to visit the forest.

Lula advocates for the creation of a 'viable' Palestinian state as a solution to the war

29 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Brazilian President Lula condemns the blockade imposed on Gaza, forced displacement, and violence against the Palestinian population, particularly the death of thousands of children. He calls for a lasting peace as the ultimate goal and details Brazil's efforts as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council to promote conflict cessation measures, including convening meetings, fostering dialogue, and presenting a resolution project during its presidency in October. Lula reaffirms Brazil's readiness to contribute to just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine based on the two-state solution and the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination.

With truce, Gaza receives largest volume of aid since the beginning of the conflict

24 Nov 2023  |  UOL
Following a truce, Gaza has received the largest volume of humanitarian aid since October 7, with 200 trucks dispatched from Nitzana to Rafah, 137 trucks of goods unloaded at UNRWA's reception point, and 129,000 liters of fuel and four trucks of gas entering Gaza. Additionally, 21 critical patients were evacuated in a large-scale medical operation, and hundreds of thousands received food, water, medical supplies, and other essential items. The UN praised the release of 24 hostages held in Gaza since October 7 and reiterated calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.

'We were locked in Gaza and now we are locked in Brazil,' says Hasan

23 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
Hasan, a Brazilian of Palestinian origin, and his family are living in fear in Brazil due to ongoing social media attacks, despite a truce between Hamas and Israel that has opened the possibility for accelerated evacuation of people from Gaza to Brazil. The Brazilian government is investigating the xenophobic and racist attacks, and Hasan's family is limiting their outings. A recent agreement is seen as a chance for Brazil's request to transfer more family members to be fulfilled, with 86 names on a new list for evacuation, including three relatives of Hasan Rabee.

Gaza: one bathroom for every 150 people and one shower for every 700

21 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The humanitarian crisis in Gaza has reached alarming levels, with severe shortages of basic necessities such as bathrooms and showers. The conflict, which began on October 7 following a Hamas attack, has led to significant casualties and displacement. Over 1.7 million people are displaced, with many living in overcrowded UNRWA shelters. The lack of resources has exacerbated health issues, and the situation is dire with people sleeping outdoors and facing food shortages. The article highlights the severe impact on children, with thousands killed or missing. The UN and other organizations are deeply concerned about the escalating humanitarian disaster.

EU wants to close deal with Mercosur before Milei takes office

20 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The Brazilian government aims to announce a trade agreement with the European Union during the Mercosur summit on December 7 in Rio de Janeiro, establishing the world's largest free trade understanding. The EU, led by Commission President Ursula Van der Leyen, is pushing to finalize the deal within the set deadline. However, uncertainties remain regarding Argentina's negotiators and the EU's flexibility on environmental demands. Brazil insists on concessions from the EU, particularly on deforestation issues. The EU views the agreement as strategic, especially against China's global trade influence. The proposal includes a €12 billion fund to support Mercosur countries in implementing environmental policies. The text emphasizes cooperation over sanctions and aims to prevent environmental and labor issues from becoming trade barriers.

UN agency says Israeli tanks use schools in Gaza

16 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The head of a UN agency has indicated that Israeli tanks may be using schools in Gaza, which if confirmed, would be a serious violation of international humanitarian law. The agency is concerned about a deliberate action to weaken UN operations in Gaza. Communications have been disrupted due to fuel shortages, with the limited fuel allowed by Israel being insufficient for humanitarian aid. The UN warns that over 1.5 million people displaced in Gaza represent the largest exodus of Palestinians since 1948, and without real humanitarian aid, civil order in Gaza could collapse.

UN defends end of occupation; one in every 57 Palestinians has been killed or injured

16 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The UN calls for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the implementation of a Security Council resolution for a humanitarian pause. Volker Turk, the UN human rights chief, highlights severe human rights violations in Gaza, including the high number of civilian casualties and the dire humanitarian situation. The Israeli government, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, rejects the resolution and international criticism, while the Palestinian government condemns Israel's actions as genocidal. The article underscores the need for international investigations and accountability for war crimes, stressing that the resolution of the conflict requires justice and recognition of both Palestinian and Israeli rights.

UN rapporteurs cite 'genocide in formation' in Gaza

16 Nov 2023  |  noticias.uol.com.br
UN human rights rapporteurs have issued a statement claiming that Israel's actions against Palestinians in Gaza since October 7 point to a potential genocide. They highlight evidence of genocidal incitement, the intent to destroy the Palestinian people, calls for a 'second Nakba', and the use of powerful weaponry resulting in numerous deaths and destruction of life-sustaining infrastructure. The experts have called for immediate action from UN member states and the international community to prevent genocide, end Israeli apartheid, and the occupation of Palestinian territory. They also report that the blockade and bombardment of Gaza have resulted in over 11,000 deaths, including a significant number of children and women, and have left many without access to food, water, medicine, and fuel.

Carta a Lula: você não tem escolha; o STF precisa de uma mulher negra

20 Apr 2021  |  noticias.uol.com.br
The article is an open letter to the Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, urging him to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Federal Court (STF), Brazil's highest court. The author emphasizes the importance of representation and diversity in the judiciary, particularly in the STF, where historically there has been a lack of both. The letter argues that Lula has a unique opportunity to address this imbalance and make a significant contribution to the country's social and cultural progress. The author appeals to Lula's sense of justice and his political commitment to social equality, suggesting that appointing a black woman to the STF would be a historic and transformative act.

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