by Gustavo Macedo [8 minute read] On March 14th, less than a month into a federal military intervention that is supposed to fix the security crisis in the state of Rio de Janeiro, the brutal assassination of a Rio de Janeiro’s Councilwoman, Marielle Franco, has dragged new actors into an already intricate political situation –… Read More The killing of Marielle Franco on the UN radar
by Camila Jordan and Fernanda Nogueira, Editors and Writers at Brazil Talk [7 min read] (This article was updated on Monday, 16th of October 2017) On October 10th, the Senate approved the PLC 44/2016 amendment to the 9.299/2016 Law; the proposal alters the current decree that defines the Military Penal Code, from October 21st, 1969,… Read More Law regarding current military trials sanctioned by Temer – do you know what that means?
*Protest of residents in front of the police headquarters in Vitoria. Photo credit: Agência Brasil Fotografias – February 07, 2017 by Mario Saraiva, Co Editor and Writer at Brazil Talk In an exclusive interview, a retired colonel of the Espirito Santo military police, Colonel José Nivaldo, explained the complexity of the wave crime in the State.… Read More An Urban War Zone – The violent crisis in the Espirito Santo state.
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