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São Paulo artist NegoVila shot dead by off-duty Police

Beco de Batman, the São Paulo alley that is world famous for its graffiti art, has been painted completely black in mourning over the police murder of popular local artist and...

The Silence Of The Media (Censored)

On August 28th, answering a complaint from BTG-Pactual, the financial services corporation founded by Jair Bolsonaro's Finance Minister Paulo Guedes, the independent media site GGN was ordered to pull down 11...

Pro-Democracy Protest Hit By Police Incitement And Far-Right Infiltration

On Sunday May 31, mask wearing protesters broke quarantine to demonstrate for the removal of President Jair Bolsonaro, and against his efforts to decapitate Brazilian democracy by closing Congress and the...

São Paulo: Police kill 9 unarmed youth at street party

Scandal grows as smartphone videos show laughing police officers beating unarmed teenagers on a night of 9 deaths. São Paulo Governor João Doria defends the police officers involved by Brian Mier Paraisópolis is...

The day the sky went out

On Monday afternoon a giant smoke cloud emanating from burning rainforest over 1000 kilometers away engulfed São Paulo in darkness.  By Brian Mier On Monday, August 19th, I left my home on the...

“We will be together, marching forward.”

by Gaía Passarelli. I never thought I'd get here. And sometimes I want to believe that it will not get worse. But then I pinch myself: I did not think Dilma would fall,...

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...

São Paulo: 34 days after fire, victims still living in tents

City, State and Federal Governments abandon victims of Paysandu fire and building collapse By Benedito Barbosa On May 1, a former federal police building that was occupied by squatters caught fire and collapsed...

Guardian Criminalizes the Urban Poor in Rockefeller-Sponsored Series on São Paulo

The Guardian kicked off a week of coverage about São Paulo today, as part of its Rockefeller Foundation sponsored “Cities” Series.  Although part of this content appears to be generated with...

We have to talk about João Doria

He's a political insider who pretends to be an outsider. He is a businessman prone to hysterical twitter meltdowns, who has fired staff live on Facebook, legally harasses his critics and,...

The Golpista Everyman & the “Clean” City

In October São Paulo voters went to the polls and threw out one of the World's most progressive big city governments in favor of João Doria, from the conservative PSDB party....

Documentary: We Rule The School

The State Government of São Paulo's planned closure of almost 100 schools provoked a campaign of resistance from pupils in the form of occupations and street mobilisations. This film is their...

We Rule The School

Exclusive Brasil Wire video on the Student Protests. https://vimeo.com/150119326 TV Folha's video which was pulled from air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uFXN_KNFIs In Brazil's richest state, Governor orders military police to attack teenagers for protesting school closures. I am in...

Decoding Datena

“Entertainment has superseded the provision of information; human interest has supplanted the public interest; measured judgement has succumbed to sensationalism.” Bob Franklin (Newszak and News Media, 1997)  Midweek 6pm, central São Paulo:...

São Paulo: The World’s Largest Progressive City Government

On June 6, the São Paulo Mayor's Office announced that it hired a group of homeless people for one year to conduct qualitative research on homeless issues and policies. This is...

Nick Cave in Brasil

Nick Cave was not quite at the level of acclaim he enjoys today when he visited Brasil with his band, The Bad Seeds in 1989, but he had attracted some attention at...

Kobra

Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra’s street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colourful sights that pay...

Report: National day of Democracy / Anti-Austerity Demonstration

Não vai ter golpe! (You won't have a Coup!). Brasil's 'Silent Left' did indeed show themselves, across 25 cities. Did the international media show them showing themselves? For the most part, no. U.S....

SESC Pompeia – Concrete Oasis

SESC Pompeia is a cultural centre in the east zone of São Paulo, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and opened in 1982. The site is one of the world's great...

Numbers

Manipulation of event & protest attendance is of course commonplace the world over, with enormous manifestations against the Iraq invasion being a high-profile example of disparity between Media, Police & Organiser...

Fighting Speculation and Gentrification, one Building at a Time

The centre of São Paulo is mainly comprised of commercial, office and abandoned buildings. Most of those who work there cannot afford the rent of the flats downtown, so they must...

Arco do Futuro: A conversation with Fernando de Mello Franco, Secretary of Urban Development for São Paulo

São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas, and with almost 12m inhabitants & over 20m in the Metropolitan area, it is also the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere. It...

São Paulo Water Crisis: Solutions?

Despite 2014 being the hottest year on record, and rainfall in South Eastern Brasil drastically lower than average, the current water crisis is rooted in decades of poor planning & lack...

Reclaiming the Jungle

A new film 'O que e Nosso - Reclaiming the Jungle" (Jezmo Clode, Murilo Yamanaka, Allyson Alapont), takes on documenting a unique amorphous movement, still a long way from fully understood, which...

Lina Bo Bardi – 100 Years

Lina Bo Bardi is revered in Brasil as one of the country's greatest architects and December sees the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her work and ideas even transcend the shadow...

Cantareira: a new word for when politics is put ahead of public interest

Editor's Note: With the situation ongoing, new information will be added here regularly. Up to 9m inhabitants of São Paulo, Brasil have their water supply at risk. Brasil's richest & most populous state...

Inside 31st Bienal de São Paulo

This week the São Paulo Bienal Pavilion opens its doors to another edition of one of the largest art exhibitions in the country, and one of the most important in the...

SP na Rua – 2nd edition

A collaboration between nomadic underground event Voodoohop & a who's who of SP counterculture, with a little help from the Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo, the first SP na Rua...

The Palmeiras Problem

by Euan Marshall Palmeiras’ 1-0 win against Coritiba on Saturday evening was less than convincing, but was enough to temporarily lift the traditional São Paulo club out of the relegation zone in...
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