Rio de Janeiro

The Murder of Marielle Franco and the Birth of a Movement

April 1, 2018

Massive protests against the killing of Marielle Franco blanketed Brazil in recent weeks. An anti-police violence activist from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro was killed to silence her, it appears her assassination has done just the opposite

Brazil’s Military Takeover in Rio Sparks Authoritarian Fears

March 2, 2018

Deeply unpopular Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree to put the military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro instead of police, dubiously claiming the purpose is to crack down on crime. But many Brazilians worry that it’s the first stage in a return to military rule, explains journalist Brian Mier

Brazilian Artists Speak Out Against “Coup” Government

June 30, 2016

In a nation-wide occupation movement, artists in Brazil fight the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and lead a protest against newly instated right-wing government

Past is present in Latin America

October 3, 2013
As the Supreme Court of Brazil orders a retrial of convicted PT politicians, Joao Pedro Stedile, Leader of the Landless Rural Workers Movement, says the mass movement must become capable of setting the political agenda

Brazil Protests

July 17, 2013
The PT government has tried to please the financial elites and gradually reduce poverty, but with public services in crisis, right-wing parties are attempting to use the public’s discontent to their advantage

Latin America

June 21, 2013
More than a million people demonstrate in a hundred cities across Brazil, and raise new demands.