RIO DE JANEIRO

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On March 14th in the Estácio area of Rio de Janeiro, Councilwoman Marielle Franco of the Socialism & Freedom Party (PSOL) was executed with 5 …

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When I first moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1991 tens of thousands of homeless families lived in cardboard boxes in Copacabana and locals …

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In February 2017, ousted President Dilma Rousseff warned of a second, more radical and more repressive phase of the Coup d’état which removed her …

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The Central Unica de Trabalhadores (Unified Workers Central/CUT) is the largest union federation in Latin America, with around 8 million members. In January, working …

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Wonderful colour photographs of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval in 1964. Originally posted at vintage.es.  

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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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In an exclusive contribution to Brasil Wire, an established Rio de Janeiro journalist using the pseudonym Luiz Matheus exposes how the internal battle within …

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The coup has transformed Brazil into a carnival of chaos and a parade of instability where samba drums have the rhythm of a planned insanity. …

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As the Economist and the Washington Post cheer-lead for a PMDB takeover of the Brazilian government, it is worth looking at how PMDB mayor …

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During 2012-2013 Brian Mier conducted a study of changes in Rio de Janeiro’s municipal laws related to the World Cup and Olympics. The study …

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