South America

International chefs group together to banish hunger in Brazil

International chefs group together to banish hunger in Brazil

An initiative has been launched by a group of international chefs in Rio de Janeiro to combat widespread hunger. Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Brazilian chef David Hertz, are spearheading the scheme that will see surplus food donated by the Olympic village given to impoverished residents. The RefettoRio Gastromotiva initiative comes after the 31st Olympics came under criticism for sidelining[Read More...]

Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela has branded Bush and Cheney as 'terrorists'

Venezuela bans Bush and Cheney and brands them ‘terrorists’

One country in the world that is not happy with Bush and other American politicians is Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. His announcement came as he has made Visa’s mandatory for all US citizens who want to visit the country. In a press statement, he called Bush and Cheney terrorists as they, “violated human rights and bombed villages as in Iraq,[Read More...]

The fallout from the World Cup: Destruction of the Amazon

The fallout from the World Cup: Destruction of the Amazon

In June, the Akashic Times documented the widespread slaying of predominantly black and impoverished Brazilians in the run-up to the World Cup by the country’s police forces. This was part of an ethnic cleansing campaign by the Brazilian government which ordered authorities to forcibly evict thousands of people from their homes. Without warning, police moved into the already disadvantaged areas,[Read More...]

Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is proposing to charge travellers an "air tax"

Air tax: Coming to a town near you?

Imagine paying tax just for the privilege of breathing. I’m not talking about the usual taxes for buying products, paying for roads and schools, et cetera. I’m talking about paying tax just for the ability to breathe. Well that is exactly what one airport Venezuela is proposing. Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is asking customers to pay 127 bolivars tax[Read More...]

Brazilian citizens of all ages have been mercilessly gunned down by the police

World Cup sparks ethnic cleansing campaign against impoverished Brazilians

As people across the globe move to celebrate the World Cup, there are some who will not be celebrating at all. These are the impoverished people in Brazil who have been on the receiving end of ethnic cleansing and slaughter by the thuggish police force in the country. In a bid to try and make the country appear much more[Read More...]