Armed police raid a slum in Rio de Janeiro

In Shock, World Asks for Probe Over Police Massacre in Rio’s Favela

The United Nations said it was “deeply disturbed” by the killings of 28 people ...

Silhouette of Indigenous leader Tereza Arapium in the famous Copacabana beach sidewalk. Image by Mongabay

Indigenous People Are Close to Brazilians in the Big City. But People Don’t Know It

During a presentation for Indigenous People’s Week, celebrated in April in Brazil, at his ...

Here Pelé is shown in 1971, in Paris. (AP Photo/Levy)

Netflix Documentary on Pelé Passes Up a Chance to Deal with Brazil’s Class and Race

A recent Netflix documentary about the legendary Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, ...

A worker seen in a coffee farm during operation to identify slave workers in Minas Gerais state. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Slave Workers Rescued in Brazil Were as Young as Nine

A large Brazilian tobacco exporter has been charged with using slave labor in the ...

The pandemic blew up some carefully constructed 'polycules.' Bilyana Stoyanovska/EyeEm via Getty Images

It Isn’t Easy Being a Polyamorous in These Times of Pandemic

A few years ago I started conducting interviews with over 100 people about their ...

A mural showing Bolsonaro holding a sign that says: 'It's just a minor cold' | Cris Faga/NurPhoto/PA Images

Brazil’s President Says Military Is Above Constitution and Threatens a Coup

Throughout the pandemic, Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, downplayed the threat posed by Covid-19. In ...