Human Rights

A woman protests against the government in Brasília - ABr

Brazil’s Corruption? This Is Small Change. The Real Problem Are the 60,000 Killed a Year

Somewhere between outraged and perplexed, Brazilians have been bombarded with news about their political ...

Brazilian army in a Rio favela - ABr

Can’t Maintain Order? In Brazil They Call the Army

Brazil’s military is getting a serious workout these days. The authorities have recently deployed ...

Kaiowá leader Ladio Veron - Photo: Survival International

Let Down by Brazil, Indian Leader Goes to Europe to Save His People and the Forest

Ladio Veron, leader of Brazil’s indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá people, is touring Europe and making a ...

Caboco on a fishing trip - Photo by Maximo Anderson

In a Brazil Where Worst Is Always Coming to Worst, These Men Stand Their Ground

Brazil has made headlines recently for almost entirely negative reasons — whether it is ...

Victims of the massacre get buried in close-by graves - Photo: Dinho Santos

Eviction in Brazil Ends Up in the Massacre by Police of Ten People

Ten campesinos (nine men and one woman) were killed by Brazil’s military and civilian ...

A crack addict in Brazil - Photo: Bruno Kelly

São Paulo’s Answer to Drugs: Police, Tractors and Forced Treatment

Last Sunday, São Paulo authorities dramatically deployed a “new” approach to dealing with drug ...