Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated in Rio

Excerpted from Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was fatally shot while in her car by unknown assailants.   Prominent Brazilian human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday. Part of a generation of young Black Brazilians who are becoming increasingly… Read More

Mass Protest in Brazil In Face of Rigid Austerity Measures

Originally published at   Protests erupted outside Brazil’s Congress in Brasília as the Senate approved a proposal to amend the constitution that would authorize the implementation of harsh austerity measures last week. If passed, the proposal put… Read More