Human Rights

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 ...

São Francisco river, in the Brazilian northeast

Despite Strict Laws, Child Labor in Brazil Is Not Going Away

Children and adolescents are frequently found working in markets and slaughterhouses in municipalities of ...