World citizen, blogger and freelance journalist. I was born and brought up in Brazil but completed my undergraduate and graduate studies in political science/ international relations in the US. You can check out my blog Beyond Samba or follow me on twitter @mel_rossi1
Cidadã global, blogger e jornalista freelance. Nasci e fui criada no Brasil, mas completei meus estudos universitários e mestrado em ciências políticas/relações internacionais nos EUA. Escrevo no blog Beyond Samba e no twitter @mel_rossi1
Latest posts by Melissa Rossi
As a result of infrastructure improvements ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, thousands of families are being forcefully evicted in Rio de Janeiro.
A week after more than 230 young people lost their lives in a horrific nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, thousands gathered across the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to pay homage to the victims.
"I understood that travelling like this, without being in a rush, gives you the freedom to get to know cultures more deeply and the simplicity of the people." Meet Beto, from Brazil, and his project 'Planet asks for Pedalling' that will take him on a 2.5 years journey cycling through Latin America.
The Ministry of External Relations issued diplomatic passports to the heads of the evangelical World Church of the Power of God, sparking a discussion on the notion of secularism enshrined in Brazil's constitution.
While European politics has made a favorable move to abolish prostitution as a legalized profession in the old continent, recently in France a couple was convicted to three years in prison for organizing a prostitution scheme of young Brazilians. In Brazil, the government and the media are trying to raise awareness on human trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Tall, blue-eyed and wrapped in a blanket while roaming the streets of Curitiba, Rafael Nunes, a former Brazilian model, has gained international attention after his picture and story went viral on Facebook and Twitter. The case of "the photogenic beggar from Curitiba" has grown into a racial-oriented discussion about how Brazilian society reacts to situations of social exclusion.