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...

The Brazilian Quest for a Better Future

July 25, 2013

Brazilians are tired of unending injustice and exploitation. Eager to boost its economic and political image on the world stage, Brazil’s government clung stubbornly to hopes that a trinity of world-class sporting events – the 2013 Confederation Cup, the 2014 World Cup, and the...

The Brazilian Protests: Is Change Really Coming?

July 25, 2013

Will Brazil’s climbing economy tumble? Background Brazil is an emerging international power. The World Bank recognizes it as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, crediting Brazil’s widespread economic reforms as the driving force behind its growing global influence....

Brazil: The Headless Revolt

June 25, 2013

Genevieve Zingg speaks to Brazilian journalist Felipe Machado about the 2014 World Cup, the free-fare movement, and the protests rocking Brazil. Genevieve Zingg: Why have protests broken out in Brazil? Felipe Machado: The protests were originally against the 20 cent rise in bus fare. The...