Rodrigo Durao Coelho

Rodrigo Durão Coelho has 20 years of experience as a journalist. He worked for more than 10 years at the BBC in London and Brazil, and also as a Middle East correspondent. He is a reporter at plus55.

Carandiru Massacre's Defining Moment for Brazil

September 30, 2016

A court decision brings spotlight back onto Brazil’s bloodiest prison revolt. The Military Police Department of São Paulo has a long history of brutality and racial profiling. An Amnesty International report points out that in São Paulo, “serious human rights violations continue to be denounced, such as homicides committed by...

Was Rousseff’s Impeachment a Coup?

September 05, 2016

Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer have accused each other of being putschists. So who’s right? Since December 2015, when the impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff first began, the debate in Brazil has centered on whether or not it was a coup. In her first speech after being ousted from the presidency, Rousseff...