The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 2nd, 2021 night edition

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Brazilian reporters were allegedly attacked by Jair Bolsonaro's security detail while they were covering the president's trip to Rome for the G20 summit, according to local media.

Bolsonaro has had a hostile relationship with the press and has long accused journalists of publishing fake news and treating him unfairly.

The alleged attacks took place as the far-right president was out on the streets of the Italian capital on Sunday, meeting some Brazilians dressed in the national team shirts.

He was loudly criticized for his mishandling of Brazil's coronavirus crisis, with some calling him "genocidal.".

One of the videos taken by UOL journalist Jamil Chade showed chaotic scenes of the security staff shoving him as supporters of the president chanted abuses at reporters.

Scolded by other reporters, the officer threw the phone on the ground, which was recovered by Chade, he said.

The far-right climate skeptic will not be attending the COP26 Climate Change summit in Glasgow either. »

We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning

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Credit: Jenson / Shutterstock An astonishing 82% decrease in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy since 2010 has given the world a fighting chance to build a zero-emissions energy system which might be less costly than the fossil-fuelled system it replaces.

Policy must also be designed to ensure solar energy reaches the furthest corners of the world and places where it is most needed.

Colleagues and I have now published in the journal Nature the first global inventory of large solar energy generating facilities. »

Rumor: Red Dead Redemption Remastered Is Being Worked On, While GTA 6 Is Having Development Issues

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Rockstar Games is facing development issues with GTA 6 while they are also working on a remaster for Red Dead Redemption according to a new report.

Ever since Leslie Benzies and Dan Hauser stepped away from Rockstar Games, they have been facing issues with the development of their games including the upcoming GTA 6.

Red Dead Redemption Remastered is being planned and in development for PS5, XSX, and PC. »

Democracy Is Dying in Brazil

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Yet even if the country is lucky enough to avoid that outcome, its democracy will still be in grave danger.

A Venezuelan-style collapse, where democracy slowly erodes and eventually succumbs to pressure from an authoritarian-minded leader, is not out of the question.

And even if a democratic-minded candidate succeeds Bolsonaro, reversing the decline of the Western Hemisphere’s second-largest democracy will be a long and uphill battle. »