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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the scandal of sexual misconduct and abuse by one of the coaches of Brazil’s men Olympic gymnastics’ team, one of the sport’s biggest sponsors, Caixa Economica Federal (CEF)...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the year 2017, Brazil’s free telephone service for human rights violations and domestic violence, “Disque 100” (Dial 100), received a total of 142,666 complaints nationwide. The service is...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new app named "Nós por Nós" (Us for Us), which was created by the Fórum de Juventudes - the collective Youth Forum - and launched on March 21st in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government news agency, Agência Brasil, reported that since the Army's occupation of the Complexo da Maré favela community in Rio last March (three months before the World Cup), the "pacification...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced the names of those who will form the so-called “Comissão da Verdade” (Truth Commission) – a panel of former justice ministers, human rights...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report published yesterday by the Brazilian government communications bureau, Agência Brasil, says that young people living on the streets of the Federal District have accused military...
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