Violence

Human Rights Watch Blames Brazil’s Prison Overcrowding on Country’s Anti-Drug Law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Brazil’s prison overcrowding problem in its World Report ...

After Murder of 20 Candidates, Armed Forces Deploy 25,000 Men for Brazil’s Elections

The gunning down of a string of candidates ahead of nationwide municipal elections this ...

Outrage: 24 Years Later, Carandiru Prison Massacre of 111 is Called Self Defense

On October 2, 1992, the blood of 111 dead prisoners literally flooded the corridors ...

900 Indians Have Been Killed in Brazil Since 2003

According to a report issued by Brazil’s Missionary Indigenous Council in Brasília, almost 900 ...

Military Man Shot in Brazil After Entering Drug Lords Territory Has Died

National Force agent Hélio Vieira Andrade died at Salgado Filho Hospital in Rio, where ...

In Violent Brazil, Women Are Safer on the Street than at Home

In Brazil, every 15 seconds, a woman suffers violence in the home. Yet, Brazil ...

Candid Portrait

The editors of The Brazil Reader have chosen well. Articles, which may at first ...