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Writer, geographer and development professional who has lived in Brazil for 22 years. Former directorate member of the Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana (National Urban Reform Forum). Has lived in São Luis, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Author of “Os Megaeventos Esportivos na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e o Direito á Cidade” (CEPR/Ford: Rio. 2016). Editor of "Voices of the Brazilian Left" (Sumare:Liverpool:2018). Irregular correspondent for the Chicago radio show This is Hell.
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“The Bolsonaro government’s social and economic policies will have a huge negative impact on Brazil’s future. We are actually already seeing this, based on …

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The following speech was given by Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier on a World Social Forum webinar entitled: The Right to the City: Towards …

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Paulo Pimenta is a Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) Congressman from the Rio Grande de Sul city of Santa Maria who began his political …

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On July 4, 2015, Brazil learned, through Edward Snowden, that President Dilma Rousseff and 29 members of her government were being spied on by …

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The veteran congresswoman and civil rights leader speaks about her role in the 2020 municipal elections and  the record number of newly elected Afro-Brazilian …

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“We view the state of Parana as a laboratory for all of Bolsonaro’s worst ideas,” says Dartora, who is the first Afro-Brazilian woman elected …

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When we say that black lives matter we are saying that we can no longer accept the fact that 83 young black men die …

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By Brian Mier On November 29th, residents of 57 of Brazil’s largest cities voted on second round mayoral elections. In a process that was …

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In his new book, Barack Obama, who is the husband of Chicago machine Mayor Richard M. Daley’s former Assistant Planning Commissioner,  compares Lula to …

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As the PT and Brazilian left made modest gains, the Bolsonaro coalition imploded By Brian Mier On Sunday, November 15, over 147 million Brazilians …