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Against destruction, silence

Originally published on 4/3/2008 by O Estado de S. Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURASPECIAL ENVOYTOMÉ AÇUThose who arrive in Tomé Açu, in Pará, are impressed by the number of timber and charcoal businesses along the pothole-ravaged road. It is the story of Amazon destruction. A group of farmers is revolting, but does so in silence. Japanese and descendants te
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Atlantic Forest: Our turn to protect the ecological corridor

Originally published on 4/29/2007 EDUARDO NUNOMURASPECIAL ENVOY ILHÉUSA portion of The letter, of Pero Vaz Caminha, should be rewritten as follows: “From the interior, a view of the sea appeared to us, expansive; because as far as the eye could see, we saw nothing but pastures, eucalyptus plantations and shrimp hatcheries – a land which appeared to
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Bolivia will have elections until December

Originally published on 6/11/2005 by O Estado de S. Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURAEspecial envoy to Sucre, Bolivia“A real and feasible milestone.” That is the position and goal for the new Bolivia president, Eduardo Rodríguez Veltzé, to assure a consensus on the hydrocarbons subject. Prior question for the Bolivian future, the oil and gas nationalization m
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Me, kidnapped

Originally published on 12/12/2005 by O Estado de S. Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURA“Get in, get in, get in”, shouted an armed man, pushing Amanda into the car. “If you open your eyes, you die.” Within seconds, she jumped to the back seat, closing her eyes so hardly that she felt pain. She noted the presence of another man with a weapon over his leg. The ge
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War in slum quarter calms Haiti

Originally published on 10/02/2005 by O Estado de S. Paulo Eduardo NunomuraSPECIAL ENVOYPORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti and the small Clarence Utyle live distinct fights covering common ways. First independent nation of slaves of the world and today a arremedo of country, Haiti waits to carry through in the month that comes elections to give the first
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Madeira-Mamoré, 366 km of negligence in the middle of the jungle

Originally published on 1/21/2005 by O Estado de Sao Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURA Special report from Porto VelhoExcluded from the map of national concerns, the Madeira-Mamoré railroad today has become an old iron scrap on the verge of national stardom. No government has plans to reconstruct its 366 kilometers. No entrepreneur dares to spend a single buc
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Brazil, Soccer Match Brings Haiti to Standstill

Originally published on 8/19/2004 by O Estado de Sao Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURASpecial report from Port-au-PrinceSoccer used to be known as the sport with one ball and 22 men running after it. The Brazilian national team yesterday added a new meaning. It proved that events as simple as a game can do what almost no ruler has done for Haiti so far: it re
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The world of the minibabies

Originally published on 3/14/2004 by O Estado de Sao Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURA A glass door separates the outside world from the universe of special care. At the wide hallway of doors identified by plaques, the men and women in blue, brown and green aprons walk around busy. To walk into this environment for the first time is distressful. Behind the do
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The Old Chico, a river that divides the nation

Originally published on 10/17/2004 by O Estado de Sao Paulo EDUARDO NUNOMURASpecial report from PetrolinaThe São Francisco River stands out of stubbornness. And it is because of this stubbornness – half “mineira”, half “nordestina” – that he will be tried once again. They want to transform it into a great water d
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