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Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:54:05 +0000

“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”

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Is Rio de Janeiro at War? Its Residents Debate

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:42:34 +0000

A newspaper decided to create 'war pages' to cover Rio's rising violence numbers and cases. The decision raised questions if it does any good for Rio itself.

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A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:42:03 +0000

Diva Guimarães asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.

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What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heritage Site

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:45:08 +0000

The recognition forces Brazil to acknowledge a period of its history that it still struggles to fully confront.

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Syrians Fleeing the War Seek Refuge in Brazil Where the Assad Regime Has Some Powerful Supporters

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:58:04 +0000

Syrians fleeing the country's civil war are trying to find a place in Brazil they can call home.

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Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:55:53 +0000

Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.

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What's It Like to Live in a Brazilian Prison Cell? Cramped, Dirty, and Dangerous to Your Health

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:04:14 +0000

With the fourth largest prison population in the world, Brazil is facing a collapsed system that fails to prosecute appropriately and reintegrate people once they have been in jail.

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Brazilian Justice Rules in Favor of Satirical Website After Seven Years of Censorship

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:23:09 +0000

Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.

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How a Case of Vigilante Tattoo Punishment Showcases Skepticism of Human Rights in Brazil

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:54 +0000

Two men tattooed "thief" and "scum" on a teen's forehead, thinking he had stolen a bicycle. The teen later told police he hadn't, but social media took the vigilantes' side.

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‘Bodies Die, Countries Don't': Are You Listening? Podcast

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:29:40 +0000

In this episode, we take you to Venezuela, Indian-administered Kashmir, Thailand, Nigeria, and Brazil.

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Bangladesh: Where Heavy Metal Dies at the Doorstep

Sun, 14 May 2017 10:49:23 +0000

Heavy metal fans in Bangladesh were heartbroken after Brazilian death metal bands Krisiun and NervoChaos were forbidden from performing at their sold-out concert in the capital Dhaka.

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Brazilian Activist in Induced Coma After Police Beating at Nationwide Protests

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:53:11 +0000

A Brazilian student is hospitalized in intensive care, after a police officer clubbed him in the head at a demonstration last Friday, when millions joined nationwide strikes against austerity reforms.

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The Last Time This Many People Went on Strike in Brazil It Was 1996

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:32:51 +0000

Protesters are taking a stand against a series of austerity reforms hastily pushed by Brazilian President Temer, who enjoys a substantial legislative majority and support from businesses, despite sinking popularity.

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Rafael Braga Vieira: Symbol of Institutionalized Racism and Criminalized Poverty in Brazilian Justice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:09:54 +0000

Braga was homeless and collecting recyclables to survive when he arrested the first time. But that was just the beginning of a darker saga.

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A São Paulo City Councilor Surprised Schools With an Inspection for ‘Leftist Indoctrination’

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:31:55 +0000

Fernando Holiday was inspired by the Escola Sem Partido (School Without Party) campaign, which divides opinion in Brazil.

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