SAO PAULO -- On August 31st, President Dilma Rousseff was impeached by the Brazilian Senate. After five long days of debate 61 senators out of 81, far more than the two thirds majority required to remove a president, condemned her for fiscal and budgetary crimes.
The rise of conservative and LGBT-phobic speech by public figures like Jair Bolsonaro -- besides deserving of the hashtag #SantaIndignação (#HolyIndignation) -- is one of the main factors contributing to the deadly wave of violence against Brazil's LGBT population.
This is not to say that cities in developing nations don't deserve the honor of hosting Olympics, but simply that resources poured into these countries would be better spent improving cities for the people who will continue living them long after Olympics have moved on.
During a recent visit to Porto Alegre, my hometown in Brazil, I went to the supermarket for groceries. As my turn at the checkout approached my phon...
Brazilians have already been let down, disappointed, and outraged. And now, they have different concerns. And I don't mean carnival or soccer.
We have to stop seeing egalitarianism as an act of largess on man's part, a concession. Maybe we have failed to quantify and sufficiently show Brazilian men that it benefits everyone to live in a society where women have more of an equal footing.
Brazil is moving, or rather running, towards extremism, intolerance and radicalization.
It is an untenable situation, an insult to the institutions -- Federal Police, MPF, House of Representatives -- and one that jeopardizes the fight against corruption. Resign, Cunha.
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 colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.
Just like in Blindness, by Jose Saramago, I realized I didn't see. And that contagious blindness is still getting spread around. As this continues to happen, there will be a surplus of selfishness and a lack of compassion, and Brazil will continue to be far from the country of the future.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is struggling with a loss of popularity and an inability to pass reforms that are critical to addressing the enormous economic challenges facing Brazil.
To declare that the electorate is now "divided" implies that it was previously "united." This, to say the least, is a strange way of describing what has historically been one of the most unequal countries in the entire world.
As the campaign hurdles toward October 26, here's to hoping either Dilma or Aécio will make good on their promise to answer the deafening calls for change.
Before Campos's death, the conventional wisdom was that the race would tighten, but that Rousseff and Neves would ultimately face off in a October 24 runoff. Silva's candidacy, however, would upend that conventional wisdom.
t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.
While football players are throwing balls in the gates, holding million of peoples' breaths and flags in the air, protests against the World Cup in...