Tag: violence

Health workers gather around an injured man in Rio

Police Raid Turns into a Massacre of 25 People in a Rio Favela

At least 25 people were dead and four hospitalized in the aftermath of a ...

Maré de Sabores Project / Photo: Douglas Lopes

Brazilian Women Spearhead Initiatives to Address Gender-Based Violence

In Brazil, women are at huge risk of violence, especially if they are minorised ...

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 ...

Rio's Favela da Rocinha watched by a military helicopter - Photo: Agência Brazil

It’s Time We Call the Killings of Blacks in Brazil by Its Proper Name: Genocide

Genocide, as defined by the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment ...

A pedestrian-filled street in São Paulo.

Trying to Understand Brazil’s 20% Homicide Rate Decline

Brazil is the world’s murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is ...

Brazilian children at school at lunchtime.

In Brazil, a Rush to Understand the Suzano School Massacre

Brazilian Elementary School Kids Daily Life: Always the same routine. Going hungry for at ...