Category: Brazil

Brazilian Senate Debates Freedom of Information Law

A bill to pass a freedom of information law in Brazil, introduced by former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2009 and approved by the Chamber of Deputies last […] Read More >

Brazilian Authorities Raid Rio Favela In Preparation For 2014 World Cup

 Today in Latin America Top Story — A wave of heavily armed Brazilian soldiers and police swept through one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas Sunday morning in an effort to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Remains Popular Despite A Corruption Scandal And Continued Inflation

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s poll numbers rose slightly this weekend, despite suffering her first major scandal and rising inflation. A poll by Datafolha […] Read More >

Brazil Promises More Protection To Activists In The Amazon After Recent Killings

Today in Latin America Top Story — Following a meeting on Monday, the Brazilian government said that it plans to protect rural activists and increase policing in the Amazon rain […] Read More >

2 Environmental Activists Shot Dead In Brazil, As Congress Debates Loosening Restrictions On Clearing Amazon Rainforest

Today in Latin America Top Story — An environmental activist committed to protecting the Amazon rainforest was shot dead, along with his wife, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. Rubber tapper José Claudio […] Read More >

Brazilian Soccer Fans Face Backlash for Offensive Tweets

The Order of Brazilian Lawyers (OAB) has filed a racial discrimination complaint against a pair of Brazilian soccer fans for posting derogatory messages on Twitter after Flamengo was eliminated from […] Read More >

Brazilian Supreme Court Legally Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

In a two-day session over same-sex unions, The Brazilian Supreme Court on Thursday overwhelming voted to extend the same rights and duties to same-sex couples as those that exist for […] Read More >

Brazil Breaks Relations With Human Rights Commission Over Belo Monte Dam

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has ordered an immediate cessation of relations with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) after the regional body asked the government to suspend construction of […] Read More >

Brazil Censors Simpsons Scene Of Two Men Kissing

Brazil’s TV Globo network on Friday cut a scene from the Simpsons in which Homer Simpson kissed another male character, the bartender Moe. Globo said that the minute-long sequence from […] Read More >

American-Made “Rio: The Movie” A Hit In Brazil, U.S. And Abroad

“Rio: The Movie”, the hit animated feature by Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Saldanha, has topped the North American box office for the second weekend in a row after its April 15 […] Read More >