Lucia Ortiz

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Defending democracy in Brazil means demanding Lula da Silva’s freedom

Lucia Ortiz
| 31st May 2018
Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva - Brazil’s former president - has been imprisoned for corruption. International legal experts have condemned Lula’s incarceration as unlawful and unconstitutional. LUCIA ORTIZ from Friends of the Earth Brazil argues the corruption claims are trumped up as part of a right wing attack on human rights and grassroots movements

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Corporate Violence For Sale - Los Angeles street art. Photo: waltarrrrr via Flickr.

UN to outlaw corporations' human rights abuses

Lucia Ortiz
| 1st July 2014
The United Nations has voted to legislate against human rights abuses carried out by transnational corporations, reports Lucia Ortiz. But the resolution, proposed by Ecuador and South Africa, was opposed by the US and the member states of the EU.

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