Tag: human rights

A federal police operation in 2017 targeted environmental crimes in Mato Grosso do Sul. Courtesy of Brazil's Federal Police.

Land Invasions More than Double in Brazil. Majority of Victims Are Indians

Land conflicts in Brazil hit 1,576 cases in 2020, the highest number ever recorded ...

Rutian Pataxó, poses at historic center of Salvador, capital of Bahia state. Image by Raul Spinassé

Brazilian Indians Keep Their Culture Alive by Living in Big Cities

Leaning on the balcony railing at her rickety house, perched above the stairs and ...

Brazilian women protest in the streets against Jair Bolsonaro. Photo by Rovena Rosa/ABr

Brazilian Women Find Their Voice Against Repression and the Government

The street parties of the world’s biggest Carnaval might be one of the last ...

Cult at Igreja Universal in São Paulo

How Gospel News Is Increasingly Shaping What Millions of Brazilians Think and Do

The new Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro has shocked the liberal world with its ...

Bolsonaro's at inauguration ceremony with Dragões da Independência

President Bolsonaro: The Perfect Storm That Might Steal Away Brazil’s Democratic Future

This week’s inauguration of Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has dominated political analysis worldwide. ...

Brazilian human rights activist and leftist councilwoman Marielle Franco assassinated in Rio. - Photo: #MidiaNINJA

Execution in Rio of Black Activist and Councilwoman Shocks and Moves Brazil

Prominent Brazilian human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de ...

Black Panther Galvanizes Afro-Brazilians to Take on Segregation

‘Black Panther’ Inspires Afro-Brazilians to Feel Proud of Themselves

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, which has gained traction for its empowering notes on Black ...

Pau D'Arco massacre

Thirteen Policemen Involved in Massacre of 10 Peasants Are Arrested in Brazil

Thirteen police officers have been detained for allegedly participating in a recent massacre that ...