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Brazil Violence

Fighting For My Identity As A Black Woman in Brazil

Neomisia Silvestre | Posted 08.09.2016 | Black Voices
Neomisia Silvestre

"I'm going like this" is an expression that takes long to become a reality for a black woman. "I'm going like this" requires confidence, self-esteem, attitude; it requires everything they taught us not to have.

An LGBT Person Is Murdered Every 28 Hours In Brazil

Vinícius De Vita | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Vinícius De Vita

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.

90 Protesters Arrested During Clashes In Sao Paulo

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

One person was injured and 90 detained while trucks and buses were torched in Sao Paulo late Monday in renewed violence after police fatally shot a 17...

The 7th Most Violent Country In The World

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

More than one million people were murdered in Brazil between 1980 and 2011, making it the world's seventh most violent country, a survey showed Thursd...

Brazil, Newest Olympic City, Rattled By Violence

nytimes.com | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO Just over two weeks ago, this striking city landed the 2016 Olympic Games, the first ever in South America, setting off a sweaty, impr...

Brazil's Crime Keeps Armored Car Demand High

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After being robbed twice in traffic, once at gunpoint, João Neves cast aside whatever concerns he had about the global economic crisis and bought him...