Stories about Brazil
21 July 2016
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
1 July 2016
30 June 2016
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
28 June 2016
5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.
22 June 2016
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
17 June 2016
It's been 127 years since Brazil was a monarchy, but President Rousseff's possible impeachment has presented the country's last royal family with an opportunity to appeal to supporters.
10 June 2016
"We are vacating with joy because we can pass on our power to organize, to act. It was 56 days of resistance, despite attacks from all sides."
3 June 2016
28 May 2016
"This reveals a society that is criminal and violent against women, which sees that a woman’s body as made for man's consumption."
20 May 2016
Late German composer Carl Off's "Carmina Burana" was turned into a chant of "Fora Temer" (Temer Out), against Michel Temer's interim government.
17 May 2016
While graffiti from São Paulo's central neighborhoods are featured in international travel guides, those from the suburbs remain relatively unknown, even for the residents of Latin America's largest city.
12 April 2016
Following criticism, the Commission made some changes to the most controversial elements of the legislation. But a battle still lies ahead.
11 April 2016
"If somebody insults a politicians on a social media platform, the platform will be obligated to remove the content in a maximum of 48 hours."
3 April 2016
Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.
1 April 2016
The film’s producers launched a crowdsourcing campaign, seeking 6,000 USD to finance the production of 1,000 DVDs, which will be distributed freely in schools, universities, libraries, and cultural centers.
26 March 2016
Brazil has gone into a freefall in the past three weeks, with events unfolding so quickly that spending so much as a moment offline risks missing out the latest news.
15 March 2016
While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.
3 March 2016
A Facebook executive is arrested in Brazil, Bolivia’s President says he wants to regulate social networks, and China shuts down 580 social media accounts for “misleading the public”.
28 February 2016
Brazil's largest city is coming out of a drought, but its impact wasn't all bad. One woman saw it as an opportunity to empower women and bring her community together.
20 February 2016
The well-known Brazilian journalist, teacher, and human rights activist Leonardo Sakamoto says he started receiving death threats after a small newspaper published a fake interview with him earlier this month.