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Melissa Rossi

World citizen, blogger and freelance journalist. I was born and brought up in Brazil but completed my undergraduate and graduate studies in political science/ international relations in the US. You can check out my blog Beyond Samba or follow me on twitter @mel_rossi1

Cidadã global, blogger e jornalista freelance. Nasci e fui criada no Brasil, mas completei meus estudos universitários e mestrado em ciências políticas/relações internacionais nos EUA. Escrevo no blog Beyond Samba e no twitter @mel_rossi1

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Latest posts by Melissa Rossi

4 October 2013

‘Enough Forced Evictions!': Amnesty International Takes On Brazil World Cup Construction

As a result of infrastructure improvements ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, thousands of families are being forcefully evicted in Rio de Janeiro.

9 February 2013

Southern Brazil Marches in Memory of Nightclub Fire Victims

A week after more than 230 young people lost their lives in a horrific nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, thousands gathered across the southern state...

30 January 2013

‘Planet Asks for Pedalling': Cycling Through Latin America

"I understood that travelling like this, without being in a rush, gives you the freedom to get to know cultures more deeply and the simplicity of the people." Meet Beto,...

21 January 2013

Diplomatic Passports for Religious Representatives in Brazil?

The Ministry of External Relations issued diplomatic passports to the heads of the evangelical World Church of the Power of God, sparking a discussion on the notion of secularism enshrined...

9 January 2013

Brazil Debates Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation – Part II

While European politics has made a favorable move to abolish prostitution as a legalized profession in the old continent, recently in France a couple was convicted to three years in...

31 October 2012

Former Brazilian Model Turned Beggar Stirs Debate on Racism

Tall, blue-eyed and wrapped in a blanket while roaming the streets of Curitiba, Rafael Nunes, a former Brazilian model, has gained international attention after his picture and story went viral...

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