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
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?
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
By Pedro Gagliardi [9 min read] Until this day, December 14th, the Brazilian Ministry of Health estimates that Brazil has reached an impressive record of more than 6.9 million Covid-19 cases followed by almost 181 thousand deaths in the country. At international level, Brazil, according to John Hopkins University, currently represents more than… Read More Covid-19 and Deforestation: A daunting threat for indigenous health
By João Melhado and Paulo Speroni [13 min read] Mobility is an inevitable issue in urban policy discussions, especially during the municipal elections period in Brazil. Urban tolls, subway expansion, bus lanes, and electric scooters are examples of hot topics in the transportation debate. However, little attention is given to one of the most relevant… Read More Unparking the City