Emerson Ferreira saw crime as a way out of poverty and got caught. Freed after five years in an overcrowded jail, he wants to prevent other youngsters from sharing his fate. As part of the Global Shapers network he has plenty of supporters.
President Jair Bolsonaro rode to power on a "30 bullets for every bandit" slogan in a bid to fight crime in Brazil. Those closest to the firing line are bearing the brunt of police impunity. Robbie Blakeley reports.
Two executives and two managers were among those arrested and could face charges ranging from environmental violations to homicide. They are suspected of having known the danger the dam presented.
The Global Shapers are a network of more than 6,000 young people working to address local, regional and global challenges. Around 50 of them get invited to the World Economic Forum each year. DW spoke to some of them.
Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been handed a prison sentence of almost 13 years for corruption. He was already serving time over similar charges that supporters say were politically motivated.
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