Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Brazil’s recent history of preventable tragedy and repeated impu...
Feb 11, 2019
“We witness, time and time again, disasters that could very much have been avoided,” said Brazilian Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge when talking about a fire that killed 10 teenage football players on February 8. The young men were sleeping...
Jan 31, 2019
Jair Bolsonaro: 30 days later
Jair Bolsonaro was elected president in October 2018 with...
Jan 17, 2019
In Brazil, indigenous groups clash with mining companies in 400 areas
The remote indigenous land Xikrin do Rio Cateté is...
Jan 04, 2019
No cryptocurrency for native Brazilians, says Ministry of Human Rights
Damares Alves, minister of the newly created Ministry of...
Dec 08, 2018
Brazilian state of Roraima under federal intervention
In this week’s issue: The most important facts of the week. 30m Brazilians live in “news deserts.” Brazilian state of Roraima under federal intervention....
Dec 07, 2018
Who is Damares Alves, Brazil’s new Minister of Human Rights?
On Thursday afternoon, Jair Bolsonaro’s future Chief of Staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, announced the latest appointment to Brazil’s incoming cabinet. Damares Alves will be put...
Dec 01, 2018
Brazil is successfully reducing AIDS deaths, but number of cases increases
Over the past 30 years, Brazil has established itself as a reference around the world in the treatment of AIDS. Since 1996, the country’s...
Sep 06, 2018
These four charts show Venezuela’s worsening migrant crisis
A few years ago, Venezuela seemed to be setting the standard for social welfare in the region. In 2015, the United Nations recognized Venezuela...
Aug 22, 2018
Brazil’s election escalates violence against Venezuelan refugees
The atmosphere is tense in Pacaraima, the small town of roughly 12,000 inhabitants which sits on Brazil’s border with Venezuela, in the northernmost state...
Aug 21, 2018
Sorry, Lula supporters, but UN ruling will not stick
On Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released a statement requesting that former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is currently...
Aug 01, 2018
Explaining Brazil #22: Abortion rights in Brazil
In the morning of February 16, 2015, a 19-year-old woman checked into a hospital in São Bernardo do Campo, on the outskirts of São...
Jun 23, 2018
Diplomats yet to identify Brazilian children separated from parents at U.S. border
On Thursday, The Brazilian Report wrote about the (at least) 49 Brazilian children who have been affected by the U.S. government’s policy of treating...
Jun 21, 2018
Brazilians affected by the family separation crisis at U.S. border
The U.S. government has enforced a now infamous “zero tolerance” policy on immigrants who illegally cross the border. The Trump administration has decided to...
May 16, 2018
How Brazil’s air pollution threatens its future
Approximately seven million people die each year as a consequence of air pollution, with 90 percent of these deaths taking place in low- and...
Apr 19, 2018
Landless Workers could become subject to Brazil’s Antiterrorism Law
Earlier this week, militant members of the Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) occupied the triplex used as evidence of former President Lula in the corruption...
Mar 26, 2018
How armed militias became part of Rio’s everyday life
It seems ludicrous now, but urban armed militias were once well-regarded in Rio de Janeiro. Originally, these groups were a kind of security patrol...
Mar 02, 2018
Brazilian military’s creeping influence over the government
During an interview this week, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso took a hit at incumbent Michel Temer. Following Temer’s decision to appoint an army...
Feb 22, 2018
Intervention lacks policy grounding, Amnesty International says
Increasing levels of violence were a recurring symbol over the course of last year in Brazil, says Amnesty International’s annual report on the state...
Feb 21, 2018
Who are the Venezuelans moving to Brazil?
Venezuelan migrants are arriving to Brazil in record numbers: in the first six months of 2017, the total number of refugee requests reached 7,600,...
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