Will bill 3,235/2019 ensure a sustainable water and sanitation universalization in Brazil?

A historical perspective of the water and sanitation governance in Brazil. By Jennifer Jacobowitz Rae INTRODUCTION The access to water and sanitation is a human right that has been discussed  internationally since the 1970s. However, it has always been linked to the right to life,  health, adequate housing, adequate food, and working conditions; a list… Read More Will bill 3,235/2019 ensure a sustainable water and sanitation universalization in Brazil?

Public safety in NYC and Rio de Janeiro: parallel or poles apart?

By Caroline Tauk [7 min read] New York City is the largest and safest US metropolis[1]. Per capita crime rates have been dropping since the mid-1990s. In 2017, the city recorded its lowest number of homicides since 1950: under 300 murders in a year[2]. As a carioca, it’s difficult to avoid comparing these statistics with… Read More Public safety in NYC and Rio de Janeiro: parallel or poles apart?

What can we learn from the Brazilian concealed carry prohibition?

by Rodrigo Schneider [7 minute read] In 2003, Brazilian Congress approved legislation that banned the carrying of concealed weapons nationwide and provided for a voter referendum 22 months later regarding whether to ban the sale of all firearms in Brazil. Whether this restrictive law was effective in reducing crimes is still controversial and I use a… Read More What can we learn from the Brazilian concealed carry prohibition?