Posts by : Brian Mier

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Writer, geographer and producer who has lived in Brazil for 21 years. Former directorate member of the Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana (National Urban Reform Forum). He has lived in São Luis, Recife, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro and currently on the periphery of São Paulo. Author of “Os Megaeventos Esportivos na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e o Direito á Cidade” (CEPR/Ford: Rio. 2016). Irregular correspondent for the Chicago radio show This is Hell.
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by Brian Mier. On the night of May 23, I joined a group of activists from the Central de Movimentos Populares (CMP) social movement …

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Luiz Gonzaga Gegê da Silva is a historic figure on the Brazilian left. A member of the MR-8 resistance movement during the military dictatorship …

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By Brian Mier. During my 22 years in Brazil I’ve gotten used to gringos moving down here who, before taking the time to understand …

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Original version of article at COHA. Reproduced with permission. This interview was originally conducted in Portuguese, and translated by the author. Erminia Maricato is …

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Originally written for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs’ Brazil Unit This interview was originally made in Portuguese, and translated by the author. To download a …

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On January 6, 2017, the traditional Folia dos Reis festival was declared historic cultural patrimony by the Minas Gerais state government. According to their …

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Now that the disastrous election of Donald Trump has turned the United States into a land of chaos, anglophone journalists are comparing him to …

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        One day in 1993 I met a group of Brazilian military officers in São Luis airport. We flew off the …

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During a recent visit to Porto Alegre, Cuban professor and writer Raúl Antonio Capote Fernández talked about a 20 year recruitment process that culminated …

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Brasil has had some of the world’s most progressive city governments over the past 3 decades. For all the news on corruption spread by …