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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad dominated Brazil's post-election headlines, two traditionally disenfranchised groups earned hard-fought victories on Sunday as Brazil elected its first-ever indigenous woman and transgender...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s elections for president, state governors and congressional representatives in Brazil shows an increase in the number of female and minority candidates. Yet despite the growing diversity, wealthy...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Tuesday, April 17th, Caixa Cultural, in Centro, opens the exhibit "Periferia da Imagem," a film festival aimed at highlighting the exclusion of minority groups in the Brazilian audiovisual industry....
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today, Saturday, April 14th, from 9AM to 5PM, the beautiful surroundings of Parque Lage in Jardim Botânico opens a free cultural event to celebrate the Dia do Índio (Indigenous People’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rumors of a massacre of indigenous in an isolated tribe in the heart of the Amazon forest has led the Brazilian government to launch an investigation into the actions of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Indigenous rights experts, including the United Nation Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, stated on Thursday (June 8th) that the rights of the indigenous are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil are still trying to piece together what exactly happened in the rural area of Viana, in the Northeastern state of Maranhão on Sunday, as members of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Senate in Brazil approved on Tuesday, April 18th, the Nova Lei das Migrações (New Migration Law) which establishes rules for the entry and residence of immigrants in Brazil. Now...

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