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Brazilians outraged by the death of a Black man after being beaten by supermarket security guards have been protesting in major

Brazilians outraged by the death of a Black man after being beaten by supermarket security guards have been protesting in major cities across the country, chanting a phrase familiar to Americans...

40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas repeatedly being punched in the face and head by a security guard while he is b

Protests have lasted for three days outside the Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre after the security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.

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“When she was murdered, the Black women’s movement dealt with this collective trauma by turning it into institutional political

Photo: Midia Ninja\Wikimedia Commons

Black Brazilian women are running for political office at unprecedented high rates in this year's election in opposition to Brazil's right-wing...

The members of Congress expressed “deep concern” with the OAS’s “lack of accountability and transparency” regarding the organiza

In a bicameral letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led two...

 Bahia is Brazil's most African state, with more than three quarters of its 15 million inhabitants tracing their roots back to t

This is the place where most of the Africans were brought. That's probably the first thing you should know about Bahia.

They were brought from the western coast of Africa to toil in the...

Brazil Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement can be felt throughout Latin America but nowhere more so in Brazil.

In a country where nearly 57 percent of the population (~119 million people) consider...

Brazilian Congresswoman Benedita da Silva

Black Brazilian Congresswoman Benedita da Silva welcomed a new electoral ruling aimed at fighting racism in Brazil's electoral process.

Black political candidates in Brazil must get a fair...

The Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil will denounce President Jair Bolsonaro before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes of responsibility, which today aggravate the policy of...

João Pedro Mattos Pinto, 14, was killed by Brazilian police, on May 18, while playing in his yard in a hail of 70 bullets.

A week before the death of George Floyd in the US city of...

Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings has told the Organisation of American States (OAS) that her country’s laws and court decisions would “alone” be used to determine the outcome of the...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro "Tropical Trump" is mismanaging COVID-19--and is allowing devastation in the Amazon through economic exploitation by big business interests.

They are the...

Black Brazilians, like African-Americans, are dying of high rates of COVID-19. Brazil is second to the U.S. as the worse in the world regarding COVID-19 cases and deaths.

The United States...

Photo: Empresa Brasil de Comunicação, Wikimedia Commons.

Brazil's Covid-19 pandemic is today the biggest around the world even though the continent of South America is far away from the...

Is the recent indictment against Venezuelan President Maduro anything more than a pretext for military intervention?

We must remind our people that over 150 million Africans live throughout...

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, recently vehemently condemned the Brazilian government’s move to...

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