Stories about Brazil
5 March 2015
Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.
2 March 2015
WhatsApp kept working normally in Brazil, but the judge's decision, which was apparently based on provisions in the Marco Civil bill, went viral.
27 February 2015
Demarcation of indigenous lands and mining in protected areas are among the subjects that will be discussed in the Brazilian legislature this year, experts told Infoamazonia.
24 February 2015
Outrage followed revelations that the winning samba school, whose parade theme was Equatorial Guinea, reportedly received 3.5 million euros from the country's President Obiang.
18 February 2015
Ten years after she was raped, Viviane Teves publicized her struggle to move on. Trolls got a hold of her phone number and began to harass her on WhatsApp.
12 February 2015
From Chile's Maule coast to the Australian city of Marrickville, residents have been fighting to protect their communities from fossil fuel projects.
10 February 2015
In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.
24 January 2015
16 January 2015
January 2015 already resembles June 2013: hikes in transport fares in different Brazilian cities have sent hundreds of people into the streets, only to be met with police violence.
5 January 2015
Youth in the Brazilian Amazon community Cabelo Seco are taking the lead through a radio project, supported by Rising Voices, to promote sustainability through traditional, digital, and innovative means.
31 December 2014
In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...
26 December 2014
From a soap opera's groundbreaking gay kiss to a national debate on racism and vigilante justice, 2014 was a busy year in Latin America's largest country.
20 December 2014
Brazilian SBT channel has cut out scenes and changed dialogue in its rebroadcast of the Mexican telenovela “Sortilegio” in order to hide the romantic relationship between two male characters.
19 December 2014
Hundreds marched in São Paulo, not only to support rallies in the US, but also to underline the country's dark reality: Brazilian police systematically target and murder black people.
12 December 2014
24 November 2014
Two female students accuse University of São Paulo's medical college of pressuring them to not report the incidents to protect the school's reputation.
19 November 2014
Recycling workers have spearheaded the launch of a national Zero Waste Alliance in Brazil, which seeks to have all materials of a product be reused, recycled or composted.
18 November 2014
Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."
13 November 2014
The "Mão na Lata" (Hand on can) project challenges teenagers from Complexo da Maré to document their community's daily life with pinhole cameras made from powdered milk cans.
8 November 2014
Climate change, environmental destruction and the current drought all threaten one of South America's main rivers, the São Francisco, and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods.