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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school will parade fifth on the second day of Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba parades. The school is scheduled to make...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, March 9th, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned, via Twitter, recent acts of racism against a Brazilian soccer (football) player and referee. The incidents happened in the south...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The "rolezinho" in Niterói's Plaza shopping mall took place as scheduled on Saturday night and while there were no reports of violence, the event reportedly slowly turned into a...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil last week passed a bill that requires prestigious federal universities to reserve fifty percent of their places for public school students, and increases the number of spaces...
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