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Brazil Linkage

May 31, 2014

Here are some stories we’ve been reading about Brazil:

  • Street artist captures iconic image of impending World Cup (see mural above)
  • Rio residents ambivalent about the World Cup

  • Sao Paulo experiencing incredible drought, reservoir down to 8% of capacity
  • Speaking of water, sewage and dead dogs make the site for Olympic rowing in Rio a possible nightmare
  • Andy Revkin’s students explore the challenges Brazil faces preparing for the Cup and the Olympics
  • Incredible photoessay of pacification efforts in Brazil’s favelas in advance of the World Cup

  • The Nation opines on the World Cup, a bit over the top I think on the protest movements that continue

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Joshua Busby is an Associate Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. He is the author of Moral Movements and Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2010) and the co-author, with Ethan Kapstein, of AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations (Cambridge, 2013). His main research interests include transnational advocacy and social movements, international security and climate change, global public health and HIV/ AIDS, energy and environmental policy, and U.S. foreign policy. He also tends to blog about global wildlife conservation.