Category Archives: Brazil

Violence erupts in Brazil after a black man is beaten to death outside supermarket

A black man has died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Black Consciousness Day. Videos of the incident circulated on social media and have sparked outrage and protests across … Continue reading

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Indigenous Communities Under Siege in Rondon’s Land

May 08, 2019 | InfoAmazonia BY GUSTAVO FALEIROS. IMAGES BY FÁBIO NASCIMENTO Image courtesy of Fabio Nascimento. The continued invasion of native territories in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.   In Rondônia, the Indians are under siege. It is … Continue reading

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Youth Orchestra of Bahia – Tico-Tico no Fubá

The Youth Orchestra of Bahia – YOBA, under the baton of Ricardo Castro, performs Zequinha de Abreu’s Tico-Tico no Fubá on the closing concert of its European – Southeastern Brazilian Tour. The concert was held on July 18th, 2010, in … Continue reading

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Why South America’s Geography is Way Weirder Than You Think

 

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‘Lost’ Brazilian frogs rediscovered with environmental DNA — The Freshwater Blog

Scientists have used cutting-edge DNA techniques to identify the presence of a Brazilian frog species not seen since 1968, and thought to be extinct. Organisms leave DNA traces in soil, water and air in their habitats, and this ‘environmental DNA’ … Continue reading

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What If Donald Trump Had Handled The Pandemic A Little More Like Bolsonaro? — PressNewsAgency

Donald Trump, it seemed, had decided to go Full Bolsonaro. On Monday, just hours after the U.S. president left the hospital where he’d been treated for COVID-19 following a positive coronavirus test last week, a defiant Trump insisted that he … Continue reading

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What it means to be Black in Brazil

Racism rooted in slavery has not gone away in Brazil — and it took time until its existence was even acknowledged. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Brazil imported more African slaves than any other country in the world: over 4 … Continue reading

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Amazon tragedy repeats itself as Brazil rainforest goes up in smoke | The Guardian

Fire and deforestation scar the Iriri national forest reserve near Novo Progresso in the Brazilian Amazon. ‘This story that the Amazon is going up in flames is a lie,’ according to President Jair Bolsonaro. Photograph: Lucas Landau/The Guardian   by … Continue reading

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Brazil to send security force to indigenous land after two shot dead | Euronews

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will send an emergency security force to the indigenous reserve of Cana Brava in the northeastern state of Maranhao to protect the Guajajara tribe after two members were shot dead over the weekend, a government decree said … Continue reading

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Brazil: outcry as religious extremists harass child seeking abortion

Ten-year-old girl was forced to fly more than 900 miles to north-eastern city of Recife for the procedure after being raped A man walks in front of a graffiti of pregnancy on an overpass in Recife, Brazil, 4 February 2016. … Continue reading

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