What is Behind the Brazilian Crisis?
A federal court in Brazil sentenced former President Lula to 12 years in federal prison on January 24, on the grounds of soliciting bribes and attempting to rig this year’s presidential elections. How did this happen to one of the country's most popular politicians?
Victor MariuttiFebruary 6, 2018
Brazilian Federal Court Allows “Conversion Therapy” for LGBT People
This week, a Brazilian federal court issued an injunction allowing psychologists to provide gay and lesbian conversion therapy.
Victor MariuttiSeptember 22, 2017
Brazil’s Crisis and (Another) General Strike
Brazil will have its second general strike of the year on Friday, as the Temer government's future remains uncertain. What is the context for this historic strike?
Victor MariuttiJune 29, 2017
BRAZIL: Thousands March For Legalization of Marijuana and Against Racist Drug Laws
100,000 took the streets in Sao Paulo and dozens of thousands in Rio at the annual "Marcha da Maconha" (Weed March).
Victor MariuttiMay 10, 2017
Why did Brazilian Workers Go on Strike?
Yesterday there was a massive general strike in Brazil. Why did the workers refuse to go to work and take the streets in mass protests?
Victor MariuttiApril 29, 2017
New Subcontracting Law Threatens Black Women
The Brazilian government recently voted to expand subcontracting, a policy that will disproportionately affect Black women.
Victor MariuttiApril 10, 2017
Towards a General Strike? Massive Brazilian Work Stoppages on March 15
On the afternoon on March 15th, all major Brazilian cities were shaken by major protests against proposed cuts to retirement benefits and a loosening of labor regulations. The day began with workers from various sectors, namely transit workers and teachers, uniting in a massive work stoppage around the country.
Victor MariuttiMarch 17, 2017
São Paulo Metro on Strike
Transit workers in São Paulo, Brazil join nationwide work stoppage on March 15th against austerity measures.
Victor MariuttiMarch 15, 2017