Category Archives: Brazil

Esquerda Online: Fighting back is the only way out of Bolsonaro’s Brazil — No Borders

Brazil dominates Latin America’s economy. And although the coup in Bolivia, uprisings in Chile, Ecuador, and Columbia, Trump’s threats against Iran, Australian megafires, mass strikes in India and France, anti-government protests in Lebanon, and the British elections have pushed Brazil … Continue reading

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Milton Nascimento / Maria Maria / Far Out Recordings — Ban Ban Ton Ton

Until I started writing this review I never knew that the first traders in African slaves were Portuguese. The bandeirantes, in the 16th Century. That Brazil received more slaves than any other country. Nearly 5 million between 1501 and 1866, … Continue reading

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A Gritty Hollywood in Brazilian Favelas — Suzanne’s Mom’s Blog

Photo: Mariana Simões In a Brazilian favela, Rocywood actors pose with their screenwriter and their director. The headlines from the slums of Brazil are hardly ever good. Between the gang violence and the police violence, there is frequent loss of … Continue reading

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Apparently I’m a institutional anarchist feminist and, yeah, K-pop is my decade’s soundtrack — Moça Faceira

I’m ranting on what some findings over my identity as a political being, a woman, and a Brazilian have meant to me over he last decade. Also I am balls-deep into K-Pop and thank god it’s OK to say that now. … Continue reading

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Bolsonaro Is and Isn’t

If Americans hear about Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro at all, he’s usually described as a “Brazilian Donald Trump.” But on this week’s CloseUp, we step out of the American bubble, and look at who Bolsonaro is, who his targets are, … Continue reading

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Brazilian Hip Hop – American Rhythm

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil are witnessing a new trend, influenced by American music and culture. Negro X, a hip-hop group from the Vidigal favela, claims to have found the right blend of their culture with global … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Wireless Light Rail

Luke Starkenburg The Light Rail system in Rio de Janeiro is a modern, wireless system using a ground power rail. The Alstom Citadis 402 low-floor trams are attractive, quiet, and low floor. I also included various other train in Rio … Continue reading

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Santa Teresa Tram, Rio de Janeiro [4K 60fps]

This is one of the coolest trams in the world! The tram actually had a much longer route than it did 10 years ago. Today, it begins at Carioca, a 5 minute walk from the Metro station. The Santa Teresa … Continue reading

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This Hare Krishna Monk Turned Police Chief Battles Brutality in Rio | OZY

Orlando Zaccone is trying to foster a left-wing movement within Brazilian law enforcement.   For a socialist, pro-drug-legalization, Hare Krishna police chief in the polarized and hardly ever reasonable Brazil of Jair Bolsonaro, Orlando Zaccone seems strangely at ease. As … Continue reading

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How the Brazilian carnival’s band Olodum became a massive social movement — The Urban Detective

The biggest carnival in the world takes place in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. During a massive street party of six days, dozens of bands on big trucks named carnival bloco’s parade through the streets. Every year, more than two million people … Continue reading

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