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22 January 2017
Conspiracy Theories in Brazil Spread After Plane Crash Kills Supreme Court Justice Working Explosive Case
Despite a lack of evidence suggesting any foul play, many Brazilians — particularly people on the political fringes — have promoted elaborate and largely unsubstantiated theories about Zavacksi's untimely death.
27 December 2016
Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.
26 December 2016
5 December 2016
Chapecoense Club Tragedy Brings Back Memories of Plane Crash with Peruvian Football Team, Alianza Lima
In the wake of the plane crash involving members of the Brazilian football club Chapecoense, Peruvian fans remember what happened to Alianza Lima football club in December 1987.
27 November 2016
"It's impossible to live in the Xingu River today. I don't stand a chance. People use to live well. Now they survive," one local woman said.
23 November 2016
21 November 2016
The court ruled that forcing search engines to adjudicate removal requests would give too much responsibility to search engines, effectively making them into digital censors.
16 November 2016
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
25 October 2016
Earlier this month, on October 13, two assassins on a motorcycle murdered Luís Alberto Araújo, the environmental secretary of the Brazilian town of Altamira, Pará State.
17 October 2016
Homicide victims in Brazil are mostly men, young, black and part-black people from low-income families. How does this impact the future of black and low-income women?
13 October 2016
"No one cried for us. On the contrary. To many families, as it still is today, it’s a relief when they kill us or when we die."
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
4 October 2016
"Wonders of political marketing...a businessman that made a career of exploiting relationships with the state was transformed into an activist of the efficiency of the private sector."
13 September 2016
11 September 2016
"We will tell the youth to focus on sports and contribute to the nation. It's similar to the path shown to us by our heroes in their fight for independence."
6 September 2016
After last week's nationwide demonstrations against Dilma Rousseff's impeachment and against her replacement, President Michel Temer, Brazil witnessed a new wave of street violence this Sunday, September 5.
4 September 2016
"I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations."
Protesters are mobilizing against what they see as a maneuver by a corruption-marred congress to remove a democratically elected president, and to push neoliberal reforms.
28 August 2016
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
26 August 2016
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.