Over 40 arrested in biggest-ever crackdown against drug ring smuggling cocaine from Brazil into Europe | Europol Newsroom

Europol Newsroom – November 27, 2020

In the early hours of the morning, over a thousand police officers with the support of Europol carried out coordinated raids against the members of this highly professional criminal syndicate. Some 180 house searches were executed, resulting in the arrest of 45 suspects. 

The investigation uncovered that this drug trafficking network was responsible for the annual importation of at least 45 tonnes of cocaine into the main European seaports, with profits exceeding €100 million over the course of 6 months.

This international sting, led by the Portuguese, Belgian and Brazilian authorities, was carried out simultaneously by agencies from three different continents, with coordination efforts facilitated by Europol:

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Brazilians Push Back Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination: ‘We’re Not Guinea Pigs!’ | HAF

Brazilians Push Back Against Mandatory Covid 19 Vaccination 'we’re Not Guinea Pigs!'

HAF – November 25, 2020

Demonstrators in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state gathered on Nov. 1 to protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

by Ramon Tomey

More than 300 people gathered in Sao Paolo’s downtown to protest Governor Joao Doria’s push to inoculate Sao Paulo’s population using a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drug maker Sinovac Biotech.

Read more: https://humansarefree.com/2020/11/brazilians-push-back-against-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-were-not-guinea-pigs.html

Goldminers Overrun Amazon Indigenous Lands as COVID-19 Surges | Waking Times – Aug 1, 2020

Jenny GonzalesGuest
Waking Times

Thousands of miners in search of gold within Brazil’s Amazon Indigenous Territories (TIs) and Conservation Units (UCs), are illegally clearing forests and polluting rivers at an alarming rate in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — more than 88,000 Brazilians are dead of the pandemic, with more than 430,000 cases reported in the Amazon as of 28 July. →

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Deforestation in Brazil continues torrid pace into 2020 — Waking Times – February 12, 2020

Deforestation in Brazil continues torrid pace into 2020

Rhett ButlerMongabay
Waking Times

Despite global concern over last year’s catastrophic forest destruction and associated fires in Earth’s largest rainforest, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. →

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When Computer Crimes Are Used To Silence Journalists — Activist Post – January 24, 2020

By Rainey Reitman

(Activist Post)  This week, prosecutors in Brazil filed a criminal complaint against Glenn Greenwald, an internationally lauded journalist best known for publishing leaked documents detailing the NSA’s mass surveillance. Greenwald’s prosecution is an attempt to use computer crime law to silence an investigative reporter who exposed deep-seated government corruption. Sadly, this isn’t the first such effort and, unless we stop this drift to criminalizing journalism, it likely won’t be the last. →

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36 Powerful Images of Women Protesters Leading from the Front Across the World – December 28, 2019

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Exerpt from:

36 Powerful Images Of Women Protesters Leading From The Front Across The World

Anuj Tiwar, India Times, Dec 26, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/sag7ycc

Celebrating the power and courage of all the women and girls across the world who have to taken to the streets for their beliefs in gender equality, violence and democratic values.

Here are some images of protests where women scripted the victory saga.

1. Jamia Millia Islamia students protesting against Citizenship Act.

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This Kind Priest Invites Stray Dogs To Mass So That They Can Find Forever Homes — October 28, 2019

By Mayukh Saha

(Activist Post)  Paróquia de Sant’Ana Gravatá hosts a very extraordinary event every Sunday. As the churchgoers attend Mass, the priest brings in dogs who would be acquainted with families. The hope is, someone would adopt those poor animals. A noble deed indeed!

Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is the head of this church in Gravata, Brazil. And this amazing human being has started this endeavor where he invites dogs from all over the locality to attend Mass, and be at one with God and humanity. The doors of the Church, and apparently the priest’s heart, are always open.

And, it doesn’t need one to be an avid dog lover. One simply needs to be humane enough to understand that dogs are messengers of love and intense loyalty. You might not be a big animal lover, but love comes in many forms- simply accept it. →

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