Human Rights

Inter-American Court Rules Against Slave Work in Brazil

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed a call from the International Labor ...

Human Rights Watch Blames Brazil’s Prison Overcrowding on Country’s Anti-Drug Law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Brazil’s prison overcrowding problem in its World Report ...

Dozens Killed in Brazil’s Worst Prison Massacre in Two Decades

A prison riot has left at least 56 dead, with decapitated bodies thrown over ...

Students protest in Brazilian capital Brasília - Wilson Dias/ABr

No Food, No Water, No Sleep: Is Brazil Torturing Student Protesters?

Brazil’s public relations disaster has gone from bad to worse. In September, congress impeached ...

A Guarani Indian from Rio de Janeiro - Tânia Rêgo/ABr

900 Indians Have Been Killed in Brazil Since 2003

According to a report issued by Brazil’s Missionary Indigenous Council in Brasília, almost 900 ...

Brazilian Indians - Marcello Casal Jr/ABr

Brazilian Indians on an European Tour to Denounce Human Rights Abuses

A group of Indigenous leaders from Brazil began, this Monday, a three-week tour of ...

Brazilian prison - Antonio Cruz/ABr

Brazil’s Drug War Is Filling Up Jails Like in the US

Nearly half of all people imprisoned in Brazil’s third most populous state, Rio de ...

Guarani mother - Carla Antonini

Brazil Indians Dying from Extreme Poverty and for Lack of Food, Water

Brazil’s National Food Security and Nutrition (CONSEA) submitted recommendations to several federal and state ...