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Brazil

Ballet and Bullets: Dancing Out of the Favela

“Na Ponta dos Pes” (On Tiptoes) is a ballet project in the Alemão favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, created by Tuany Nascimento – a 23-year-old dancer whose flourishing career was cut short by a lack of resources.

October 26, 2018

Favela Ballet

Rayan Hindi, Frederick Bernas

A group of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.

August 30, 2018

The Amazon’s Climate Tipping Point

Sam Eaton

Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.

August 07, 2018

The Prison Next Door

Jill Langlois, Lianne Milton

Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.

July 17, 2017

Zika’s Lasting Impact on Families in Brazil

Poonam Daryani

Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.

November 18, 2016

Laboratory Earth

Daniel Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

October 11, 2016

Life Inside: Art in Brazil Prisons

Kate Toporski

What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

June 04, 2015

From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes

Heather Pringle, Andrew Lawler

Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.

May 12, 2014

Brazil: The Real World Cup

Matthew Niederhauser

The Real World Cup looks at the largesse of the soccer extravaganza in Brazil by examining its actual impact on local communities and urban infrastructure in host cities around the country.

November 14, 2013

Sex and Sanitation in Brazil

Lauren Wilks

Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.

Meet Fred de Sam Lazaro

Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”

This Week in Review: "Brain Gain: New Winners"

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazil's "Brain Gain," and the role of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs in Egypt's troubled economy.

Analyzing School Lunch Programs in Brazil and India

This lesson asks students to compare their own school lunch programs to programs in Brazil and India using digital resources and reporting by journalist-grantees Rhitu Chatterjee and Mathilde Dratwa.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.