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· May, 2013

Stories about Brazil from May, 2013

VIDEO: Brazil's Police Intimidate Indigenous

Video [Audio and subtitles in Portuguese] recorded by the native Paygomuyatpu Mundurukku shows soldiers of the National Force verbally intimidating his tribe on the area of Belo Monte dam.

Brazil: Petition for Slander-Accused Journalist

There is a petition out, in the Brazilian federal state of Bahia, in support of the journalist Emiliano José. Accused of slander by the preacher Átila Brandão for reporting the...

Interview: Cartoonist Slams Forced Evictions in Brazil for World Cup

In an interview with Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública, cartoonist Carlos Latuff criticizes the rash of forced evictions in Rio de Janeiro to make way for the 2014 World Cup...

Brazilian Amazon Struggles to Keep Up with Power Plant Population Growth

An exploding population along the Madeira River in Brazil spurred by the hydroelectric dam construction in the state of Rondônia should have meant the creation of more infrastructure, such as...

SlutWalk Brazil takes Brazilian cities

SlutWalk Brazil (@MarchaVadias) protests on the streets of Brazilian federal state capitals such as São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Belém, Rio de Janeiro and Vitória, and...

Brazil's Indigenous Fight Back Against State Development

As Brazil's economy steamrolls forward on the momentum of mega-construction projects, many of the country's indigenous have found their homelands snatched away for the sake of development. The construction of...

Latin American Congress of Living Cultures

Rituals, reflections, poetic “assaults”… From May 17 to 23, 2013, the first Latin American Congress of Community Living Cultures [es] will invade the streets of La Paz, Bolivia. The city will...

Uprooted by Brazilian Power Plant, River Residents Try to Rebuild

Due to flooding caused by the Jirau power plant under construction in the Brazilian Amazon, river dwellers were removed to a village specially built to house displaced victims. Unable to...

Brazilian Boy Band Tour Continues Despite Rape Indictments

Despite nine members of the 'pagode' boy band New Hit being indicted for the gang rape of two sixteen-year-old girls, the group has continued with its national tour regardless

Leaked Development Plan Raises Land Grab Fears in Mozambique

Against a backdrop of growing concern about 'land grabs' in Africa, a leak from a controversial economic development plan has raised alarm in Mozambique, as well as in donor countries.

Northern Brazil Peace Rally Pushes Back Against Rising Violence

With posters and banners crying out for peace, and much criticism for the violence threatening the neighborhood youth, hundreds of people - students, teachers, community leaders, artists and supporters -...

Turf War Brewing in Brazil Over Corruption Investigations

On the heels of a landmark corruption case in Brazil that saw former members of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government convicted of participating in a vote-buying scheme, a...

About our Brazil coverage

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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