Human Rights

A policeman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Speaking Out or Complaining Is a Sure Way to Jail for Brazilian Policemen

Brazilian authorities should reform laws that have been used to impose disproportionate punishments on ...

Rio Carnaval Parade Celebrating the Amazon Indians Leaves Big Farm Livid

Rio’s Carnaval festivities were threatened this year by a spat pitting a well-known parade ...

Without Police, Rio’s Drug Lords Show Who Are the Bosses in the Favelas

After the Brazilian government spent tens of millions of dollars securing the city of ...

By Law Kids Cannot Hold a Job in Brazil. Three Million of Them Work Anyway

Brazil’s Prosecution Service for Labor (MPT) is launching a national campaign against child labor. ...

Brazil Prisons: Where the Criminals Are the Ones Running the Show

The prison population throughout Latin America has been growing steadily for the past few ...