By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite Brazil's progressive constitution concerns with human rights and social inequalities based on race are still a problem in the country. According to Carioca lawmaker Benedita da Silva and Bahian sociologist Vilma Reis, Brazil's black population still fights to guarantee its basic rights.

Known as the "Citizen Constitution", the 1988 Constitution is considered the most democratic from Brazil's history - compared to the six previous ones. Among the fundamental principles foreseen in this document is the promotion of welfare for all citizens, regardless of social origin, race, gender or . . .

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