Monday, April 6, 2020

Tag: Rio de Janeiro

2 Ex-Cops Arrested in Killing of Black...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities arrested two former police officers Tuesday in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her...

License to Kill? Sharpshooters to Join Brazilian...

A Brazilian state governor has warned gun-toting criminals will face "slaughter" by police as part of a crackdown on drugs and crime in the...

Marielle Franco Assassinated, Brazil Erupts in Protest...

The Black and poor populations of Brazil are in protest following the execution-style killing of Marielle Franco, 38, a Black city councilwoman, activist, and...

Dozens Missing As Boat Carrying 70 People...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in northern Brazil say a boat carrying 70 has sunk on a major river, with at least seven...

Brazil’s Crisis Deepens as President Accused of...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption on Monday, making him the first sitting president in...

Brazilians Fed Up with Corrupt Politicians Take...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought...

Afro-Brazilian Story II: Slavery, Identity and the...

Slavery Beginning in 15th century, Portuguese captured and exported over 4 million Africans as slaves to Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, the remains of Valongo wharf,...

Brazil Police Take Over Rio Favela Without...

Hundreds of Brazilian security officers backed by armored vehicles and helicopters, have occupied 12 shanty towns in Rio de Janeiro. The major operation is part of...

Brazil Independence Day Celebration Marred by Violent...

Brazil's Independence Day celebrations have been marred as anger at the authorities again spilled over into outbreaks of violence. According to Aljazeera," Protesters in Rio de...

Black Brazilians Benefiting From Affirmative Action at...

Antonio Oliveira, 24, was born into a poor, mixed race family in the state of Maranhao in north-east Brazil. As a teenager he had to...

Brazilians of African Descent Demanding Political, Economic...

In the wake of the  recent protests in Brazil, known as the V for Vinegar Movement or Salad Revolt, and Brazilian Spring, Brazilians of...

‘The Marvelous City’ of Rio de Janeiro...

It's not by chance that Brazilians and foreigners alike call it the Marvelous City. Rio de Janeiro's very name evokes fun, fashion, desire, danger....

Rio Carnival 2013: Everything You Need to...

The biggest of all the carnival celebrations taking place around the world is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Huge numbers of revellers descend...

Brazil, Colombia Grappling with Racism that Keeps...

For decades, Brazil touted itself as the most racially diverse society in the world, celebrating the idea that there was no racism in Brazil...

Brazil Deploys Troops in Rio To Protect...

In anticipation of countrywide elections in Brazil on Sunday, the country has deployed thousands of army and navy troops in the poorest neighborhoods of...

Drug Dealers Trying to Stop Sale of...

Decades after the crack epidemic first hit the streets of America’s black communities, individuals and families are still struggling to recover from the devastating...

Rio Encouraging Visitors to Volunteer While There

Travelers flock to Rio for a host of reasons, most are purely for a good time, but Rio also wants travelers to have a...