Many Brazilians are still unaware of the atrocities that happened from 1964 to 1985. Author Matheus Leitao presents a profound discussion on the lack of dialogue about Brazil’s dictatorship period that will influence the 2018 elections.… Read More What do you know about the military regime in Brazil?
by Camila Jordan, Co-Editor and Writer at Brazil Talk Post Rio 2016 Olympics reflection on the Legacy left by the Olympics Hosting the Olympics games is sold to the general population as if hosts cities would continue to benefit from investments and improvements made specifically for them. Proponents of the games will say, for example,… Read More In the end, who won gold?
by Ana Carolina C D’Agostini We all know deep in our hearts that wearing uniforms is a method of control. One of the aims of school is to get you used to the idea of obeying orders and to make you biddable. Sitting in rows, getting there on time, changing activity every 40 minutes, were… Read More Bullying and Education: Do Schools Make Students Angry?
On October 2, 2009, Brazil was announced the winner of the 2016 Summer Olympic bid in Copenhagen, Denmark. President Lula, holding a handkerchief over his watering eyes, famously wept tears of joy, later proclaiming, “The world has recognized that the time has come for Brazil.” Brazil is the first South American country to win an… Read More The Hidden Scandal: Corruption in the Brazilian Public Education System
by Talita Nascimento May 29th, 1983. It is almost midnight, the biopharmacist Maria da Penha Fernandes is sleeping when her husband shoots her, leaving her paraplegic for life. Marco Antônio Heredia Viveros, her husband, was an economist and professor at that time. They first met at the University of São Paulo (USP), one of the… Read More Violence against women in Brazil: it is time to break the silence