Human Rights

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 ...

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 ...

Luan Gabriel de Souza

May Luan Inspire Brazilian Legislators to Vote on a Bill to End Police Impunity

Members of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies should think of Luan Gabriel de Souza’s death ...

The average annual rate for violent deaths in Brazil is 29.9 murders per 100,000 inhabitants - Photo: Warren Nabuco

In Brazil, Every Hour Seven People Are Killed. That’s 61,600 Murders a Year

The number of violent deaths registered during 2016 in Brazil reached 61,600, a 4.7% ...

O Kunumi Chegou - From Youtube

Brazilian Young Indians Become Rappers to Fight for Land Rights

The opening ceremony of Brazil’s World Cup in 2014 also marked the kickoff of ...

Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, who died in 1999, was an advocate for Liberation Theology. He was the Archbishop of Olinda and Recife

What the World Can Learn from a Moribund Liberation Theology

This June saw the passing of two of our generation’s most fascinating and controversial ...

A pig - Photo: Maurício Fanfa A pig - Photo: Maurício Fanfa

German Candymaker Caught Using Mistreated Pigs and Slave Labor in Brazil

Germany’s global candymaker Haribo was forced on the defensive on Thursday after a documentary ...