SOCIAL INCLUSION

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Although squatters are frequently treated as criminals in the national and international media, according to article 5 of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution, any citizen …

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According to the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, land banking is a crime. Unlike in, for example, the United States, it is illegal for a …

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Facing politically-motivated imprisonment, former President and leading 2018 candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, shared this message to Brazil. My Friends, I’ve thought a lot about …

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By Gabriel Deslandes. Rio de Janeiro Carnaval parade groups, called Samba Schools, are preparing social and political criticism for the 2018 carnaval, with parades …

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When Brasilians talk about the organized left, they usually refer to the social movements, labor unions and the organic intellectuals who support them. There …

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By Brian Mier. When the Brazilian Military Dictatorship ended in 1985, citizens began a nation wide campaign to petition for people’s amendments to the …

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The Guardian kicked off a week of coverage about São Paulo today, as part of its Rockefeller Foundation sponsored “Cities” Series.  Although part of …

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An interview with Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier. In the following interview, which first appeared on the Chicago radio program This is Hell on …

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The Rise, Success and Decline of the PT Party’s Virtuous Cycle Model of Urban Governance. By Brian Mier. In 1964, the US helped overthrow …

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By Brasil Wire Contributing Editor Brian Mier.              During the 1960s, legend has it that governor José Sarney sat …

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