Latest posts by Elisa Thiago
2 December 2013
"I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders. "
16 September 2013
Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.
26 July 2013
After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.
5 July 2013
The Brazilian government has purchased thousands upon thousands of non-lethal weaponry, including tear gas and Taser guns, from arms firm Condor to use as part of its security strategy during...
13 June 2013
A Brazilian court has forbidden an agricultural engineer from speaking out on the streets and on the Internet against the construction of a high-rise apartment complex. Freedom of expression advocates...
25 March 2013
Brazilian police violently evicted a group of indigenous people from a building they had occupied in Rio de Janeiro to make way for a sports museum, the latest in a...
19 March 2013
The election of controversial evangelical preacher Marco Feliciano, known for his vocal hardline views on homosexuality, as the chairman of the Brazilian legislature's human rights committee has earned the condemnation...
4 March 2013
Video records the moment when Rio de Janeiro officials armed with bulldozers burst into Restinga, intent on demolishing the homes and businesses of 153 families who live in the neighborhood....