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Brazilian Indians celebrating the Kuarup - Photo by ABr

Indians Take Brazil to International Court on Dispute over Land

An international human rights commission has accused Brazil of failing to obey its own ...

Brazil House Approves Constitutional Amendment Limiting Public Spending for 20 Years

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies on Monday night (October 10) voted 366-111 (with two abstentions) ...

In Lawless Brazil Mob Execution Has Become Part of Daily Life

While today’s democratic period in Brazil was initially hailed in the late 1980s as ...

Being a Judge in Brazil Is Often Also Being a Legislator

Judges in Brazil acquired from the 1988 Constitution an impressive degree of administrative, financial, ...

A Ninth Constitution Won’t Bring Brazil the Rule of Law

Brazil has had eight constitutions since the country separated from Portugal in 1822. Most ...

Brazilian Indians: Above Any Suspicion or Law

The Constitution of Brazil is extremely generous in all it says about indigenous rights. ...

Getting Ready for Cuban Democracy in Brazil

The Constitution of Brazil seems to fully protect freedom of expression for intellectual, artistic, ...

Killings in Brazil and the Blame-it-on-the-poor Syndrome

The Constitution of Brazil says, in its Article 5, that Brazilians and foreigners residing ...