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Blitz the Ambassador Shows Two Sides of São Paulo In 'All Around The World / Respect Mine'

Blitz the Ambassador shows the dual nature of Sao Paulo in "All Around The World/Respect Mine."


Blitz the Ambassador hits the streets of São Paulo in his latest video for "All Around The World/Respect Mine" featuring Emicida & Y'akoto. While the buoyant first half of the video showcases a kombi DJ set-up and some capoeira, the more somber second half highlights the country's extensive social unrest ahead of the World Cup. Blitz states that he aimed to "capture some of the beauty and complexity of Brazil." Watch the video for the Afropolitan Dreams highlight below and grab Blitz' latest LP, which is available now.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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