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Brazil mourns the loss of Elza Soares

With a career that spanned nearly 70 years and 34 albums, Brazil's beloved singer and activist passed away peacefully at the age of 91 by Brian Mier In 1953, a young woman appeared...

Brazil mourns Marília Mendonça

In the macho, back-country world of Sertanejo music, Mendonça demanded respect for women by Brian Mier On Friday, November 5, news broke that a small plane had crashed in Caratinga, Minas Gerais, but...

Fora Bolsonaro! Maria do Rosário on the Impeachment drive

"It is amazing how the coronavirus ended up associating itself with the Bolsonaro government's ideals of liquidating people through hitting the poorest, Afro-Brazilians, the peripheries, the sick, people with disabilities, and...

Marielle Franco would have turned 40 today

500 days after the socialist city councilwoman's assassination, the people who ordered her killing are still at large On Saturday, July 27th, Congressman Marcelo Freixo (PSOL-Rio de Janeiro) published a video of...

Sadism and Misogyny in Bolsonaro’s Aryan Nation

In São Paulo, funk singer MC Reaça, who composed misogynistic jingles for Bolsonaro's presidential campaign, attempts to beat pregnant girlfriend to death then kills himself. Cynara Menezes writes that, to Bolsonaro...

A Call To Boycott Rock In Rio

Rock in Rio is a huge cultural event in Rio de Janeiro; for many people, it’s their one and only chance to see an artist or a band they love. The...

Bolsonaro says he won’t respect electoral defeat

On the eve of the #EleNão protests, as military police raid communist party headquarters across Minas Gerais, neo-fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro tells reporter he will not respect the election results unless...

São Paulo: Thousands Protest for Abortion Rights

The protest, which temporarily shut down Paulista Avenue, comes on the heels of a recent victory in Argentina and on the eve of a Federal Supreme Court hearing about decriminalization. São Paulo, July...

Interview with Communist Presidential Candidate Manuela D’Avila

by Brian Mier. The Partido Comunista do Brasil (PC do B/Communist Party of Brasil) was founded in 1962 when a group of militants split from the older Partido Comunista Brasileiro (PCB/Brazilian Communist...

Djamila Ribeiro: The fight against racism & sexism in Post-Coup Brasil

Djamila Ribeiro, 37, is currently one of the most popular writers and public figures in the Afro-Brazilian woman's rights movement. She was born into a working class family in the gritty...

Campaign urges US University to cancel Bolsonaro appearance

Update 7/10/17: The Campaign has issued a response to the person responsible for Bolsonaro's invitation Dr. Mark Langevin, a specialist on US-Brazil energy relations and security, who had defended the move....

After the Coup, the Prison State

When former military dictatorship official Michel Temer became interim president, through what is increasingly appearing to be a fraudulent impeachment process, many people feared that there would be a clampdown...

April 17, 2016: The Day of Men

On April 17, 2016 everyone across Brasil glued themselves to the television to watch  Congress vote on the impeachment process against Partido das Trabalhadores (PT) president Dilma Rousseff. It was a...
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