Human Rights

Sep 22, 2019
While latest crime statistics from Brazil have shown an encouraging reduction in murder rates, trends of violence against women are very worrying indeed. Violent deaths have fallen 10.8 percent Brazil-wide in 2018, yet femicide cases have gone up 4...

PodcastSep 11, 2019

Explaining Brazil #77: Rio’s war on a gay kiss

Is a gay kiss obscene? Rio de Janeiro Mayor...

Brazil WeeklySep 09, 2019

Brazil zeroes in on privatization model for ports

Good morning! Today, we discuss the government’s quest to...

SportsAug 26, 2019

Is Brazilian football finally starting to fight homophobia?

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports...
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Society Aug 12, 2019

The organization working to stamp out homophobia in Brazilian public security

In July 2018, Leandro Prior gave another man a peck on the lips while he was riding the subway in São Paulo. The kiss...
Brazilian indigenous people are increasingly online. Is it a threat to their culture?

Environment Aug 08, 2019

Brazilian indigenous people are increasingly online. Is it a threat to their culture?

Alessandra Korap Silva holds her mobile phone at eye-level, turns on the camera and waits. Suddenly, from the pond in front of her, a...
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Podcast Jul 31, 2019

Explaining Brazil #71: How Brazil’s prisons became war zones

Since the turn of the year of 2016 to 2017, over 200 inmates were killed within government-run prisons. In other countries, this would spark...
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Podcast Jul 10, 2019

Explaining Brazil #68: Discovering Rio’s Little Africa

The name Little Africa, Pequena África in Portuguese, has been featured in books, songs, and lyrics of famous samba schools. But it remains unknown...
Rio de Janeiro landfill exposes Brazil's recycling crisis

Environment Jul 09, 2019

Rio de Janeiro landfill exposes Brazil’s recycling crisis

Brazil is not a country of recyclers. According to the Waste Atlas, an initiative developed by global consultancy firm D-Waste, the country as a...
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Podcast Jun 26, 2019

Explaining Brazil #66: Being gay in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

This year, however, the São Paulo Pride Parade took place at a time when Brazil’s political divisions have been getting more and more intense....
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Society Jun 24, 2019

Brazil’s biggest quilombo is using georeferencing to protect its land

For centuries, the Kalunga people managed to keep their land a secret from most people. That success is partially thanks to the land’s characteristics,...
The latest version of Brazil's pension reform

Power Jun 14, 2019

The latest version of Brazil’s pension reform

After weeks of anticipation, member of Congress Samuel Moreira finally presented his report on the pension reform yesterday, dissipating some of the doubts surrounding...
adoption in brazil

Society May 23, 2019

“Adoption Catwalk” highlights desperate state of adoption in Brazil

On Tuesday, the adoption authorities in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso held the second edition of an event they call “Adoption on the...
In the absence of government, businesses should lead the way in human rights

Society Apr 29, 2019

In the absence of government, businesses should lead the way in human rights

A paper published by German consultancy Löning has highlighted Brazil’s shortcomings when it comes to human rights violations, drawing attention to the state’s attempts...
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Society Apr 19, 2019

Araweté: the tragic history of a lesser-known Amazon tribe

The Araweté are a Tupi-Guarani hunter-gatherer tribe living in the solid ground forests of the Brazilian Amazon. About 35 years ago, the tribe migrated...
Drop in homicides provides much-needed boost to Brazilian public security

Society Apr 18, 2019

Drop in homicides provides much-needed boost to Brazilian public security

A recent study has brought some much needed good news in the field of Brazilian public security. According to the Violence Monitor, a tool...
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Opinion Apr 13, 2019

Conviction of right-wing comedian sparks freedom of speech debate

Danilo Gentili is a self-proclaimed politically incorrect comedian. The 39-year-old rose to stardom a decade ago as a reporter on “At All Costs”, a...
The economic effects of Brazil's ban on plastic straws

Society Apr 06, 2019

The economic effects of Brazil’s ban on plastic straws

While São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, debates whether it should ban plastic straws in commercial properties, the effects of the measure in other cities...
Demonstrators demand humanitarian aid during a protest against the Nicolas Maduro

Power Feb 23, 2019

How humanitarian aid escalated the Venezuelan crisis

Blessed with abundant oil reserves, Venezuela was once South America’s richest country. Now, it is a shell of a nation, facing the worst humanitarian...
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