Tag: poor

A bus line in São Paulo, Brazil

Blackouts Are All Over Brazil, But No One Sees Them Unless They Touch the Rich

Every day, from morning to night, millions of Brazilians wait for public transit for ...

Brazilian high school classroom

Will Brazil Give Its Grandchildren the Chance for All It Denied Its Children?

Last month the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) marked its 85th birthday. The Republic ...

Brazil’s Rich-Poor Gap Shrinks and So Does Everyone’s Income

The latest numbers from the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) show that ...

A couple from Brazil's Northeast

20,000 Rich Families Rule Brazil, But the Poorest Elect the President

According to polls, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has emerged unscathed from ...

Blumenau, Santa Catarina state, Brazil

Brazil Celebrates Slow Progress While the World Zooms Fast Ahead

Throughout the 19th century Brazil evolved more slowly than the countries that, thanks to ...

In Brazil, Police Are Bandit, But Also Victim

Fourteen-year-old schoolboy Douglas Brasil de Paula was playing pinball in a bar. João da ...

The Brazilian Rich Won’t Be Out of Prison Before Misery Is Abolished

At the end of the 19th century, Brazil abolished the slave-ocratic system. As this ...

We Brazilians Are Deaf, Incapable of Feeling Indignation

Thanks to a project of Workers Party Senator Ideli Salvatti of Santa Catarina State, ...

Lula’s Brazil Is Indebted to the World for So Many Broken Hopes

Recently a young Turkish student at the University of California in Berkeley told me ...