Stories about Brazil from March, 2019
A Brazilian funk DJ was sentenced to prison, but many believe his musical genre made him a target
"I think the racial issue, and the issue of inequality and historical prejudice, are all implicit in those charges."
‘Representation is not feeling different when I read or see something,’ says scriptwriter of comic with black lead character
"It is my existence not being tied only to slavery, as schools seem to say and TV shows repeat. It is feeling part of the world on an equal footing."
In Brazil, 30 million people live in ‘quasi-deserts’ of news
Researchers see a correlation between a lack of information and a lack of good quality public services.
‘Who ordered the killing of Marielle Franco?,’ Brazil asks a year after the councilwoman's murder
"Who ordered the president's neighbor to kill Marielle?"
‘Racism is the shackles holding back our Republic,’ says Brazilian anthropologist Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
The killing of an unarmed black teen inside of a supermarket was the last reminder of racism in Brazil. Global Voices talked to Moritz Schwarcz to understand this context
Carnival in Brazil looked extra orange this year as people protested ‘Bolsogate’ scandal
In Brazil, the Portuguese word for orange, "laranja,” is also slang for intermediaries of fraudulent financial schemes.
For the first time in Brazil's history, there is an indigenous woman in the National Congress
Joenia is the first indigenous woman ever to obtain a law degree in Brazil, and the first indigenous attorney to ever argue a case at the Supreme Court.