Latest posts by Fernanda Canofre
In 132 years of existence, Brazil's Supreme Court only had three Black justices and three women named. Now, with a seat opening, Brazilians believe it's about time to have a Black woman appointed.
The UN has instituted the period between 2022 and 2032 as International Decade for Indigenous Languages. In an interview for GV's partner Amazônia Real, professor and researcher Altaci Rubim, from the Kokama people, talks about the importance of it.
Brazilian President Lula's endorsement of Maduro's regime sparks strong reactions among Brazilians and Venezuelans
Why it is so dangerous to talk about "constructed narratives" in the case of Venezuela
A silent march in Uruguay keeps asking: ‘Where are our disappeared loved ones from the dictatorship?’
In May 20, 1976, while dictatorships were ruling countries in South America, four Uruguayans were found dead in Argentina. The date was picked by families of those still disappeared to march on every year demanding answers and justice.
Author of "Torto Arado," Itamar Vieira Júnior, declared his support for former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the elections. He spoke to Global Voices about the importance of agrarian reform and environmental protections.
"The access to guns was expanded and control mechanisms did not follow the growth pace of guns in the hands of civilians," says Cecilia Olliveira.
Two public cases raised questions about abortion access in Brazil. One in which an 11-year-old faced difficulties to access legal abortion, and another over adoption after rape.
Ten days after they went missing while working in the Javari Valley, a remote corner of the Amazon in Brazil, the Brazilian Federal Police confirmed the murders of the two men.
Ramos-Horta, a leader in the independence process, received 62 percent of the votes, securing a victory over current president Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres, who received 38 percent in the second round of elections on April 19.
Listen to the songs played in Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.
The year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements in helping bring about immense political changes in Latin America and the Caribbean despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new book brings together 15 profiles of women who had leading roles in the resistance against the 1964 military dictatorship in Brazil.
President Bolsonaro flooded with questions on social media about unexplained deposits into his wife's bank account
Why, a reporter asked the Brazilian president, was nearly US$16,000 deposited into the bank account of Bolsonaro's wife, Michelle, by their long-time acquaintance Fabrício Queiroz?
In the wake of Black Lives Matter's protests, death of black 5-year-old becomes symbol of Brazil's racism and inequality
Miguel plunged from the ninth floor of a building while under the care of his mother’s white employer
"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."
The country has over 750,000 people living in prisons. It's the third-largest prison population worldwide, coming behind the US and China.
People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
A popular hashtag on the Brazilian internet gathers stories of sexual orientation discrimination, body shaming, and sexual and physical assault in the consultation room.
Ale Santos became a Brazilian internet sensation by chronicling little-known historical events and characters on Twitter threads.