Another fucking environment crime in Minas Gerais, Brazil!
Just in the middle of a political crisis involving our president's family - who, obnoxiously, are also part of our government as elected senators - a metal tailings dam collapse
over a huge part of the capital of Minas Gerais, killing people, animals and the environment settled there.
The same enterprise (Vale, which was until the beginning of the century, a state-owned enterprise) had the same "accident" in 2015, in Mariana, killing several people, several animals, a river and leaving thousands without shelter.
Our new government was elected (also) on the basis of flexibilization of environmental regulations and our president says "it isn't the State's problem", and it was an "accident" taking off the accountability from the enterprise that had already been proved neglectful on their dams before (while still not paying the fines for the environmental destruction or for supporting the people whose lives they destroyed).
It's a fucking damn shame. Every day is a piece of bad news here. And worse than it was in the States (our president loves to emulate the American president and being a right-wing fucker), he also "loves" to take care of every minority's business.
He's against every minority and how they live /their/ fucking lives. So it became very important for us to keep close attention to every move of his government.
Jair Bolsonaro, our president, is against workers - by trying his best to take down as much workers' rights as possible, including to keep pregnant women from doing work that can be very much toxic to them, is against gay marriage and had already promoted how violence solves homosexuality, is against race/ethnic minorities, always screaming about how natives aren't supposed to have a territory of their own. Jair Bolsonaro has also praised and employed militians, paramilitary groups that make "justice" with their hands.
It's a fucking nightmare to live here these days.