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Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

PhD candidate in Human Rights (University of Deusto), MA in Communications (Cásper Líbero), Bachelor in Intl. Relations (PUCSP), blogger and lover of Alt. Media, Euskal Herria (Basque Country), Nationalism and Cyberculture.

Blog: Tsavkko – The Angry Brazilian
Columnist of the Diário Liberdade – “Defenderei a casa de meu pai” [pt]
Amálgama [pt]
Other publications available on magazines and newspapers [pt]
Twitter: @Tsavkko
Facebook: Tsavkko

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Latest posts by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

27 October 2015

Brazilian Activists Prosecuted for Giving Small Donations to Left-wing Parties

Hundreds of citizens are being criminally charged by the State Prosecutor's offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo for making micro-donations to crowdfunded campaigns of two grassroots political parties.

14 October 2015

Brazilian Students Protest Against Government's Closure of Public Schools

"Instead of improving the quality of education of the whole state seems that the Alckmin government is interested in getting rid of its best schools."

24 January 2015

Another Day, Another Violent Police Crackdown Against Protesters in Brazil

Military police are accused of violently suppressing a protest against publication transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo.

16 January 2015

Déjà Vu in Brazil as Police Crack Down on Protests Against Public Transportation Fare Hikes

January 2015 already resembles June 2013: hikes in transport fares in different Brazilian cities have sent hundreds of people into the streets, only to be met with police violence.

14 August 2014

Why Brazilian Authorities’ Case Against 23 Anti-World Cup Activists Reads Like a Soap Opera

Love, betrayal and jealousy. The complaint against the 23 arrested includes statements from three witnesses who had personal disputes with some of the activists.

13 August 2014

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Killed in a Plane Crash

Campos died on the same day, Aug. 13, as his grandfather Miguel Arraes, one of the most prominent socialist political figures of Brazilian politics.

23 July 2014

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political Persecution, Unsuccessfully Seek Asylum From Uruguay

Eloisa Samy, a lawyer who has defends activists, was "preemptively" arrested before the World Cup final, accused of forming an armed gang. She was later released, then arrested again.

22 July 2014

​​Dozens of Activists in Brazil Were Arrested Not for Protesting the World Cup, but for Possibly Planning to Do So

Thirty-seven people were preemptively arrested ahead of the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro because police believed they might protest violently in the future.

17 July 2014

The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression

Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.

20 June 2014

The Darker, More Violent World Cup Kick-Off in São Paulo That You Didn't See

Just before Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull performed in São Paulo's Arena Corinthians, dozens of protesters and journalists were injured in a heavy-handed crackdown against anti-World Cup demonstrations.

30 March 2014

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.

27 February 2014

Brazilian Activist's Video Satire Censored After Globo TV Claims Copyright

"The video that Globo doesn't wan't you to see", in which activist Rafucko exposes Globo's biased broadcast about demonstrations in Brazil.

26 February 2014

Brazil's Racism Problem Front and Center After Black Teen's Brutal Beating

A 15-year-old was found beaten and chained to a lamp post, the shocking work of a vigilante gang. Even more shocking? When a TV anchor said the crime was "understandable".

7 February 2014

Brazilian TV Comes Out of the Closet With Highly Anticipated Gay Kiss

Broadcast on a television soap opera to millions of Brazilians, a gay kiss has scored a goal in the fight against homophobia.

24 January 2014

VIDEO: Memories of the Violent Eviction of Brazil's Pinheirinho Community

The documentary Somos Todos (We Are All), now available online, gives a voice to the former residents of the Pinheirinho community who lost their homes in January 2012.

10 December 2013

Prison for Homeless Man Carrying Cleaning Products During Protests in Brazil

Authorities accused the man in Rio of carrying the ingredients for a molotov cocktail, though many dispute the claim.

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