Travel hungry Brazilianist, in search of adventure! I have a background in linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. I speak and write Portuguese and Spanish fluently, and also have studied German in the past. My areas of interest include indigenous rights, cultural preservation, and endangered languages.
Latest posts by Michol Miller
A Brazilian Girl Who Endured Racism at School Was Forced to Apologize to Her Aggressors
After weeks of suffering bullying and racism at school, Lorena decided to tell the school director what was happening. The school decided she was the one that needed to apologize.
The ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police
Claudia Silva Ferreira was shot during a military police operation in a Rio de Janeiro slum, then dragged along the road behind their car as they drove to the hospital.
Protesters in Brazil: ‘There Will Not Be a World Cup!’
"Our purpose is to stop the World Cup! To show nationally and internationally that the popular power does not want the Cup!" Agência Pública reports on this movement.
Brazilian Cameraman's Death Fuels Push for Stricter Protest Laws
After the death of a cameraman hit by an object during a protest, Brazilian authorities are discussing legislative changes that will harden penalties for disobedience in protests.
How Brazilian Taxpayer Money Finances Construction Projects in the Amazon
During three months, reporters from Agência Pública sought to uncover the trail of investments of the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in infrastructure projects in the Amazon.
Why a 64-Year-Old Brazilian Indigenous Leader Spent 26 Hours in a Tree
José Urutau Guajajara endured 26 hours at the top of a tree in protest against the eviction of Rio's Maracanã Village, a place once home to the Indian Museum.
Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims
An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.
Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment
On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.
‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair
Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.
‘Censorship is Censorship': Brazil's Writers and Artists Spar Over Biography Rights
A controvery has ignited in Brazilian popular music, with artists on one side and editors and writers on the other. Should required authorization for the publication of biographies be kept?
Negahamburguer's Street Art Raises the Self-Esteem of Brazilian Women
Artist Negahamburguer works to spread messages of love in São Paulo for women that live in conflict with themselves because of their bodies.
From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance
The path that Brazil is taking towards the development of digital policies and Internet governance could serve as the model for the rest of the world.
‘Mainstream Media Isn't Enough': The Rise of Brazilian Media Collective Nigeria
Pedro Rocha of media collective Coletivo Nigéria tells about the experience producing the documentary "Vandalism" about Brazil's Vinegar Revolt protests earlier this year.
Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored
In his first article for Global Voices, Danillo Ferreira writes about police oppression of the press in Brazil and the internal institutional oppression of officers freedom of expression.
Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya
Brazilian artists contribute their artwork to a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Ewaso Lions Project, dedicated to saving lions in Kenya.
Racism Greets Imported Cuban Doctors in Brazil
To strengthen its lagging public health care system, Brazil has brought in hundreds of Cuban doctors to provide much-needed care throughout the country. Some of Brazil's doctors are not happy.
The Fight to Save Traditional Medicine in São Tomé and Príncipe
Some in São Tomé and Príncipe, who prefer to look to nature instead pharmacies for medicine, are working to preserve the traditional practices in the fact of Big Pharma.
Crowdfunding Project in Brazil Seeks to Finance Independent Reporters
Non-profit journalism agency Publica is launching a crowdfunding projecy to support independent investigative jounalism.
Brazilian Soccer Team Launches Campaign Against Racism
[All links lead to Portuguese-language pages unless otherwise noted.] In a video released Monday, August 12, the soccer team Grêmio of Porto Alegre brought together some of the key players on its roster, white and black, to talk about racism. The initiative was carried out in support of a new...
Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police
Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.
Brazil Wins Confederations Cup, Amid Protests On and Off the Field
Protests marked Brazil's win in the Confederations Cup. Protest signs were raised inside Maracanã, while clashes between police and demonstrators occurred outside. Brazil beat Spain 3-0 and Italy won third.