Category: Brazil

Environmental Indigenous activist is killed in Brazil amid conflict with logging mafias

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: An indigenous leader was allegedly murdered by logging mafias over the weekend in the northern state of Maranhão, authorities confirmed yesterday that they are […] Read More >

Brazil suffered record number of murders in 2017, says new independent data

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: New data shows that in 2017 the southern giant broke its own record for homicides with a 3.7 percent increase in the number of killings […] Read More >

Brazil closes and then reopens its norther frontier to Venezuelan migrants

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: A judge issued an order on Sunday preventing Venezuelans from entering Brazil through the northern state of Roraima until conditions for a “humanitarian reception” […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula is acquitted of one of seven remaining corruption charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was acquitted yesterday in one of the seven corruption cases he is facing. He is in prison […] Read More >

Brazilian raid targets $1.6 billion money-laundering ring

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Dozens of people were arrested in Brazil and Uruguay yesterday in a massive raid targeting an international money-laundering scheme that authorities said moved $1.6 billion […] Read More >

Assassination in Brazil unmasks the deadly racism of a country that would rather ignore it

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. By Ana Míria dos Santos Carvalho Carinhanha, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro   When Marielle Franco, a […] Read More >

Lula da Silva turned himself in to Brazilian authorities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL—Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva turned himself in to the police in São Paulo on Saturday evening and was flown by helicopter to the […] Read More >

Brazilian court decides against Da Silva’s attempt to remain out of prison

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL—Early this morning Brazil’s top court ruled against former president Luiz Inácio da Silva’s request to remain out of jail while he appeals a 12-year jail sentence […] Read More >

Brazil’s unpopular, scandal-plagued president weighs bid for new term

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Despite approval ratings that have settled in the single digits, Brazilian President Michel Temer may seek a second, full term in October’s national elections. Speaking with […] Read More >

Thousands of people marched in Rio de Janeiro to protest the murder of Marielle Franco

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA On Sunday thousands of people marched in Rio de Janeiro to protest the murder of Marielle Franco, the former Brazilian councilwoman and human rights activist who […] Read More >