Tag Archives: BRAZIL

What Does The 2014 FIFA World Cup Mean for Human Trafficking in Brazil?

BY CASAUNDRA JOHNSON – In just a couple of months, the 2014 FIFA World Cup will take place in 12 different cities in Brazil.[1] Thousands of people around the world will flock to the country to compete, watch, and celebrate the events. However, such a high profile event comes with the risk of an increase […]

Deregulation, Deforestation, and Detrimental Decline: The Brazilian Amazon

BY ROBERT BERNSTEIN–The Amazon Basin, home to one-third of all known species in the world, is an absolutely critical location for human survival.[1]  This fact makes the Amazon the prime location for strict environmental protection laws.  The Brazilian government, however, seems to be failing in its efforts to prevent deforestation and the overall degradation of […]

2014 FIFA World Cup: Worldwide Spectacle or Logistical Debacle?

BY JOSH BRANDSDORFER–Over the past week, the American public has heard and seen all about the substandard Olympic Village living conditions in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Various athletes and members of the media alike have tweeted pictures, instagrammed videos, and written blog entries about bathrooms with two toilets, yellow-brown water running from […]