Category: Brazil

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 >

Google Irks Brazilians With Map of Rio de Janeiro Highlighting Favelas

  Google has come under fire in Brazil for prominently featuring the names of favelas on the Internet giant’s online map service, Google Maps.  An editorial by O Globo called […] Read More >