Brazil’s tenuous relationship with democracy, is the election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018, going to take Brazil back to its authoritarianism?
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Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival officially began with street parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Bolsonar took office.
Brazil´s Congress has lost an important voice for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people at a time when it is most needed Jean Wyllys.
Brazil’s on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants power to keep official records from public for decades by labeling them “secret” and “ultra-secret.”
Brazilian civil society organizations have spoken out against new anti NGO legislation measure and highlighted the ways it violates rights.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele on Wednesday rejected critiques by country’s farm minister that questioned her knowledge about Brazil’s conservation efforts.
President Bolsonaro issues an executive order making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for decisions concerning lands claimed by indigenous peoples.
Brazil’s new President has used an executive order to give government secretary potentially far-reaching and restrictive powers over NGO’s in Brazil.
Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America’s most populous nation promising to overhaul myriad aspects of life.
Scandal involving Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s son has soured his inauguration next week and tarnished the reputation of a far-right maverick.