In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, volunteers seek for new politicians among young people from the periphery

By João Tavares When Agatha wakes up at 06 a.m. on Saturdays,  it’s possible to hear, in the distance, the beats from “pancadão”, a street party that flocks brings young people together to dance Brazilian funk through till the dawn. Many of her friends are there, but Agatha’s destiny is another: she is going to… Read More In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, volunteers seek for new politicians among young people from the periphery

US Network for Democracy in Brazil inaugurates Brazil Talk’s series of events

In 2021, Brazil Talk inaugurates a brand new format of events, in which urgent topics about Brazil’s global positioning will be addressed by leading scholars and practitioners, to a hand-picked audience. Brazil Talk believes that the current social, political and economic crises in Brazil demand a more careful strategy in the policymaking processes of other… Read More US Network for Democracy in Brazil inaugurates Brazil Talk’s series of events

The human rights of school-aged girls in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic: what makes school closure an issue beyond learning?

By Izabela Souza [5 min read] As of November 17, 2020, Brazil has had almost 7 million coronavirus cases, being the third in the World Health Organization’s global confirmed cases dashboard. Following the World Health Organization recommendations, governments worldwide have closed schools, and it was not different in Brazil. Online learning, classes through the radio,… Read More The human rights of school-aged girls in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic: what makes school closure an issue beyond learning?

Amid Environmental Disaster, Social Media Amplifies Indigenous Voices

By Julia Henriques Souza [15 min read] As one of the largest documented wildfires burned through the woods of the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil, a member of local indigenous tribe grabbed his phone to plea for help. The teacher Kussugi Bruce Kuikuro, from the village of Kaluani, says his cell camera became the last hope,… Read More Amid Environmental Disaster, Social Media Amplifies Indigenous Voices