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Stories about Brazil

26 May 2020

Not just a number: Online memorial honors Brazil's COVID-19 victims

"After a while, those numbers start to lose their meaning, they become something like a clock, a warning, anything but people. And we start to become desensitized."

22 April 2020

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

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Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

16 April 2020

Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information

Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.

9 March 2020

In photos: #8M throughout Latin America

Around Latin America, more than a million women marched against gender violence.

28 February 2020

Twitter urged to take action against harassment of female reporter in Brazil

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The smear campaign against Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello is one of several cases of harassment against reporters that have taken place recently in Brazil.

6 February 2020

Jair Bolsonaro's government calls Oscar nominee ‘anti-Brazil militant’

Petra Costa tells the story of the divisive events surrounding the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff in 2016, while delving into the recent history of Brazil's young democracy.

27 January 2020

Justice elusive for nine victims of funk party police raid in São Paulo favela

Nine residents of São Paulo favelas died during a military police operation in Paraisópolis in early December 2019.

13 January 2020

Smoke from Australia's fires reached South America

The smoke of Australia's megafires traveled 12,000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean.

7 January 2020

‘Where it hurts': A Brazilian online campaign raises awareness about abuse by health professionals

A popular hashtag on the Brazilian internet gathers stories of sexual orientation discrimination, body shaming, and sexual and physical assault in the consultation room.

23 December 2019

Family members preserve the memory of a worker killed during Brazil's dictatorship

In 1979, Santo was handing out pamphlets outside a São Paulo factory during a protest when he was killed by being shot in the back by police.

2 December 2019

On Twitter, this Brazilian writer illuminates stories from black history

Ale Santos became a Brazilian internet sensation by chronicling little-known historical events and characters on Twitter threads.

13 November 2019

‘Brazil might not be a dictatorship, but it's not a democracy either,’ says Brazilian journalist

Mário Magalhães wrote a book about 2018, the year that changed Brazil forever.

8 November 2019

Equatorial Guinea vice president's supercars seized to fund development programs

The vice president's seven Ferraris, five Bentleys, a Maserati and an Aston Martin were part of this auction on the 29 September in Geneva.

16 October 2019

The only two black coaches in Brazil's top-tier football league take a stand against racism

A statement by coach Roger Machado went viral on Brazilian social media.

25 September 2019

Altamira: the Amazonian city enduring forest fires, prison violence, and anti-indigenous threats

Brazil's champion city in deforestation is also one of its most violent

24 August 2019

An effect of rising deforestation in Brazil, Amazon fires turn into a global crisis

Besides Jair Bolsonaro's policies, experts point to deforestation, seasonal burnings, lack of funding and inspection as the main causes to a record-breaking year in number of wild fires.

20 August 2019

In São Paulo’s outskirts, mothers’ face challenges to access ‘humanized childbirth’

Obstetric violence, absence of birth centres, professionals without training in humanised delivery: how can women have a safe and humanised birth in the outskirts of Brazil's biggest city?

12 August 2019

A Brazilian journalist uses deepfake to make political satire

"They are not made to forge a reality, but a certain situation, with humour and in a critical way."

22 July 2019

It's not just President Jair Bolsonaro who defends child labor—wealthy Brazilians think it's fine too

"If you think the struggle against child labor is meant to stop you from selling chocolate at school to pay for your tennis lessons, you didn’t understand anything."

18 July 2019

Brazil's top court criminalizes homophobia and transphobia

"We believe that punitivism should not be the way for regulation, but since we live in a society tha only reorganizes itself with laws, it is an important decision."

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