Air pollution is responsible for 50,000 deaths every year in Brazil. In São Paulo alone, 6,400 residents lose their lives due to health complications caused by dirty air. São Paulo has pollution rates twice as high as World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. The WHO’s exposure limit for particulate matter is 20 μg/m3 (microgram per cubic meter of air). This limit is surpassed in every monitoring station the city has, with some coming close to 40 μg/m3.
The São Paulo state government approved a law prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws in hotels, restaurants, bars, bakeries, night clubs, and all types of musical events and other commercial locations. It will come into force in Feb. 2020. #BrazilianReport https://t.co/x29twGuTKV
Brazil’s sixth-largest airport in terms of passengers and second-largest in terms of cargo—it receives 40 percent of all Brazil’s imports via air—Viracopos Airport, located in the city of Campinas, is going through a severe crisis. See more:
Spain's attorney general requested Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues—the Brazilian military man arrested while smuggling 39 kg of cocaine on a presidential plane in June— be sentenced to eight years in prison and a fine of EUR 4 million. #BrazilianReport
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