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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. The assassination...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A survey released this morning (Monday, October 9th) by Transparency International shows that almost two-thirds of people in Latin America feel that corruption increased in the last year and over...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the calls from U.S. President Donald Trump for further action to re-establish democracy in Venezuela, Brazilian President, Michel Temer said on Monday that Brazil looks towards a diplomatic solution...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Brazil will grow by 0.4 percent this year, according to forecasts by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The United...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite an United Nation’s report stating that Brazil is likely to grow only 0.1 percent this year, limiting the total economic growth of the region, Brazil’s finance minister Henrique Meirelles...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Justiça Global filed a complaint with the UN Rapporteurship on Summary and Arbitrary Executions regarding the number of deaths resulting from human rights violations against the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest report from the United Nation agency ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) shows a growth of 0.4 percent for the Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A study released by the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) on Thursday, June 30th, shows that 29 children and teenagers were murdered per day in Brazil in 2013, ranking...
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