Behavior

A capuchin monkey in Brazil hoists a stone tool to crack open nuts. Luca Antonio Marino, CC BY-ND

A Farm in Brazil Provides a Unique Window on Human Evolution

Human beings used to be defined as “the tool-maker” species. But the uniqueness of ...

At age 78, Grandma of Brazil becomes an influencer of fashion and behavior on Instagram

Near Octogenarian, Brazilian Grandma Hits Big as Influencer on Social Media

Izaura Demari draws so much attention wherever she goes that some have even asked: ...

Samba school Mangueira, the champion of Rio's 2019 Carnaval - Tomaz Silva/ABr

Brazilian President’s Carnaval Tweet: the Politics of Outrage and Intolerance

This year’s Brazil’s Carnaval celebrations drew to an end that jolted many back into ...

Brazil's racialized sperm economy

When Importing Sperm, Brazilians Insist on White Donors, Preferably with Blue Eyes

The commodification of biomaterials, such as eggs and sperm, and their associated products, has ...

Terreirada Cearense Carnaval Block in Rio - Fernando Frazão/ABr

Brazilian Justice Bans Carnaval Group for Celebrating Dictatorship and Torture

Dubbed “the world’s biggest party,” Brazil’s Carnaval is officially underway and this year’s festivities ...

Labiaplasty in Brazil has never been more popular

Despite Economic Crisis, Demand for Designer Vaginas in Brazil Grows by 80%

In Brazil, a country famed for its obsession with the beautiful body, women are ...