Category: Brazil

Brazilian Supreme Court Approves Racial Quotas in University

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal unanimously approved the continued use of racial quotas in the University of Brasilia in a 10-0 vote Thursday. The decision reaffirmed a policy adopted by a […] Read More >

Brazil: Environmentalists, Farmers Await Changes To Forest Code

Today in Latin America Top Story— Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved controversial revisions to the country’s Forest Code, which stipulates the number of acres of forest that Brazilian farmers […] Read More >

Brazilian, Argentine Dictatorships Received Soviet Weapons During Falklands War

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that the Brazilian government helped ship arms from the Soviet Union to Argentina during the Falklands War between […] Read More >

Black Brazilians’ Income Doubles, But Major Disparities Persist

A recent study released by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil shows that the income of Brazilian blacks increased over 40% between 1999 and 2009, compared to a 20% rise […] Read More >

Brazilian Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Chevron And Transocean

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against seventeen Chevron and Transocean oil executives on Wednesday for an oil leak that caused 110,000 gallons of […] Read More >

Brazil: Police Allegedly Killed 30 People During Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — Up to 30 murders were allegedly committed by police in Brazil during a recent strike in the northeastern state of Bahia. Out of […] Read More >

Brazilian Soccer Stadium Workers May Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian workers busy renovating the country’s soccer stadiums for the 2014 World Cup have said they may go on strike, deepening concerns that Brazil’s […] Read More >

Brazil Sends Troops To Salvador During Police Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Brazilian government has deployed some 3,500 troops to oust striking Brazilian police officers in the northeastern state of Bahia who are currently […] Read More >

Corruption Weighs on Brazilian Politics

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL — It’s no news to the international community that Brazil struggles with corruption. Early this month, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef fired her sixth minister over corruption charges. There […] Read More >

Latin American and Caribbean States Back Palestine UNESCO Vote

Palestine was granted full membership into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday, with most Latin American countries either supporting the measure or abstaining from the […] Read More >