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Every year, Amnesty International releases a report on the state of human rights across 169 countries and territories. On February 22, at the Cine Odeon in Cinelândia, in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, the organization marked the report’s release with a roundtable discussion about human rights, justice, and violence in the Americas led by black women from a number of...

The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirão reservoir that serves the desperate town. After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão reservoir was last full. But he has never...

Residents of Vitória, the capital of Espírito Santo state, staged a Peace Walk on Sunday (February 12) along Camburi beach. With posters, T-shirts, and white balloons, they called for a return to normalcy following a nine-day military police stoppage in the state. As police gradually got back to work — there were 875 officers patrolling the streets of the state...

Brazil’s Prosecution Service for Labor (MPT) is launching a national campaign against child labor. The initiative is supported by music and sports personalities and was given the hashtag #ChegaDeTrabalhoInfantil (Portuguese for “stop child labor”). The program aims to encourage social media users to share the hashtag on their profile pages in support of the cause against the illegal work imposed...

After a week of total chaos that left more than 120 people dead, the military police’s illegal strike in the state of Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil seems to be getting to an end. Authorities in that state say police will return to work on Saturday thanks to an agreement that was reached between the parts. The families of the...

Over the last 40 years, the north of the state of Mato Grosso has profoundly changed. This far-reaching transformation — matched almost nowhere else in the world — is largely due to the rapid expansion of industrial agribusiness, particularly soybean production, which has destroyed huge swathes of savanna and tropical Amazon rainforest. “There are certain regions, near Brasnorte , for...

The government of Espírito Santo state, in southeastern Brazil, in the midst of chaos with looting, burning of buses and the death of more than 100 people, is being assisted by the federal government, which sent the Armed Forces to reestablish the order. The state authorities handed over operational control of the public security to Brigadier General Adilson Carlos Katibe,...

In Brazil, a drug program in the northeastern state of Pernambuco has provided some 7,000 marginalized, often homeless crack-cocaine users with housing, health care, psychological support, and job training since 2011 — without requiring that they stop using drugs. From 2015 to 2016, using both qualitative and quantitative methods (from interviews to data analysis), we undertook an evaluation of Programa...

Zelia de SouzaCelebrando mais um ano de vida, a nossa querida amiga Zélia de Souza exibe seu delicioso bolo, oferecido pelo Mantena Global Care, como forma de carinho e reconhecimento por tudo o que ela faz à esta respeitada organização. Desejo que você conquiste mais vitórias e tenha longa vida cheia de saúde e amor!Luiza OtrebaUm beijo muito carinhoso...

Mônica FernandesMônica Fernandes, hoje você é a minha homenageada, ocupando o lugar mais especial desta coluna. Você é a brasileira nota dez desta edição do BV!Thiaguinho Travassos Thiaguinho Travassos é aquele rapaz boa praça, sempre de ótimo astral, dando brilho aos acontecimentos de nossa comunidade.Silvia PereiraSer imigrante não é para qualquer um. Pessoas com grande espírito de luta chegam...

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