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Hemp can put Brazil on the path to a green revolution
03/09/202003/09/2020
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Hemp can put Brazil on the path to a green revolution

Originally published on By Marcelo de Vita Grecco and Patrícia Villela Marino The biggest difficulty faced by Brazil in 2020 is the tragic loss of thousands of lives due to the new coronavirus pandemic. However, other problems faced a few years ago have gained greater dimensions. Covid-19 also leaves a severe trail of economic crisis....

A civilized way to treat cannabis
24/06/202030/06/2020
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A civilized way to treat cannabis

Originally published at Economy & Law, June 2020. Patrícia Villela Marino and Emílio Figueiredo The decision by public health agencies in the United States to keep cannabis-derived products trade in the midst of the pandemic in regions such as New York and California sheds light to an issue that patients and experts have highlighted for...

None of us can be indifferent – letter from the president of H360
04/06/202004/06/2020
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None of us can be indifferent – letter from the president of H360

Humanitas360 was founded with the core belief that all people, no matter their race, gender, geography, sexual orientation, and financial means, have inalienable rights that cannot be denied and must be vigilantly defended. In recent days, the world has watched as the degradation of those rights for African Americans have become tragically evident. This crisis has...

Renewing society, considering the incarcerated people
29/04/202029/04/2020
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Renewing society, considering the incarcerated people

Patrícia Villela Marino, president of Humanitas360 Institute Article originally published at Brazilian newspaper Estadão, in April 16. Read the original: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/reinvencao-da-sociedade-deve-incluir-sistema-carcerario/

Cooperation versus slavery: privatization and the exploitation of incarcerated work force in Sao Paulo’s prisons
02/12/201902/12/2019
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Cooperation versus slavery: privatization and the exploitation of incarcerated work force in Sao Paulo’s prisons

Ricardo Anderáos Vice President of Humanitas360 Institute The privatization of detention centers in Sao Paulo led to a courthouse war between the state government, on the one side, and public defenders, public prosecutors, and organizations such as Conectas and Humanitas360 on the other. Amidst several aggressions to both state and federal constitutions reported by these...

Dissatisfaction with politicians reveals doubts about the future of democracy in Latin American countries
02/12/201902/12/2019
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Dissatisfaction with politicians reveals doubts about the future of democracy in Latin American countries

Almost two years after the first edition of the Citizen Engagement Index, developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) together with Humanitas360, some of the issues raised by the research in different Latin American countries may be regarded as premonitory. The most flagrant case is Chile, which has the highest educational indices of the compared...

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