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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report released yesterday (April 20th) by a UK-based NGO/non-profit organization, Global Witness, Brazil leads the list of countries with the highest number of activists murdered for defending...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Violence in Rio’s Complexo do Alemão continues with the death of two police officers over the past week. The sprawling complex, home to an estimated 70,000 across fourteen favelas...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Campaigning political reporter and blogger Décio Sá was killed last week by a gunman in Maranhão state in Brazil’s north-east. Mr. Sá, who worked for O Estado do Maranhão...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Polícia Militar (Military Police) strike continues in the Salvador and the northeastern state of Bahia, the union representing the Polícia Civil (Civilian Police) force in...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence has surged through the streets of Salvador since military police went on strike last Wednesday in the north-eastern state of Bahia. In a...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A leading figure in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (the MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), was assassinated last Thursday evening in the Northern state of...
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