Tag: Demonstrators

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the last day for Brazil’s political parties to legally register their candidates for this year’s Presidential elections, to be held in October, thousands of supporters of former President...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands gathered in at least 23 cities throughout Brazil on Tuesday to protest against or show support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose habeas corpus request...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Amidst heavy security, the appeal hearing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva started on Wednesday morning in Porto Alegre, with prosecutors and defense lawyers trying to sway the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A wave of protests erupted on Friday (November 11th) morning in several states in Brazil against the proposed bill by the federal government which limits public spending for the next...
By Lise Alves, Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A peaceful march to mark the anniversary of the 2013 protests against transportation tariff increases turned violent Thursday night after a group calling themselves members of the black bloc burned trash...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While marking the 50th anniversary of the events known as the Marcha da Família com Deus pela Liberdade (March of the Family with God...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Protests over increased bus fares are set to continue in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília on Monday, June 17th. The city of São...
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