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Why Independent Groups Don’t Need a Government Supervison

Expand    © Weberson Santiago/Veja When people organize peacefully to end abuses, hold their governments accountable, or provide services to improve quality of life for themselves or others, they often form non-governmental organizations—NGOs. A network of NGOs, charities, and other independent groups is an essential part of any free society. In Brazil, such groups work on issues ranging from violence against women to environmental problems, including the pesticide poisoning of rural communities and the collapse of mining dams. Whether you agree with any one group’s particular causes or not,…

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