Ethnic

Slave ship

How Brazil Used Cachaça, Tobacco and Gold to Keep Slave Trade Going

Sections of a Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century. Robert Walsh, as shown ...

The Guardians of the Amazon recently destroyed a logging truck they discovered in their territory.

Brazil Logging Mafia Kills Another Guardian of the Amazon

A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, ...

Shawãdawa Indians dancing the mariri

Brazil’s Forest People Mission: Offer Outsiders a Glimpse of Jungle Life

“Indians are not a thing of the past.” “Indians are not a costume.” “Water ...

The murder of councilwoman Marielle in Rio shocked Brazil and the world

Marielle’s Murder in Rio Is Also a Blow to Those Fighting for Better Times

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for DemocraciaAbierta, following this year’s ...

Brazilian human rights activist and leftist councilwoman Marielle Franco assassinated in Rio. - Photo: #MidiaNINJA

Execution in Rio of Black Activist and Councilwoman Shocks and Moves Brazil

Prominent Brazilian human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de ...

Black Panther Galvanizes Afro-Brazilians to Take on Segregation

‘Black Panther’ Inspires Afro-Brazilians to Feel Proud of Themselves

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, which has gained traction for its empowering notes on Black ...

Amazon, the land of fantasy

Turning It into a Magic Place Is Not Doing the Amazon Any Good

The Amazon, perhaps more than any other region of the globe, has consistently been ...

Brazilian Army and indigenous soldiers of Tiriós ethnicity work side by side in the border with Suriname - Photo: Brazilian Army

Army and Indians Work Together to Protect Brazil’s Borders

Since its founding in 1648, the Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) has maintained a ...