Renato Cinco, sociologist, activist and member of the Brazil's Socialism and Freedom Party, has spent almost ten years denouncing what he calls the “war on the poor” in Rio de Janeiro.
Prostitution is not a crime in Brazil. Yet police raids, aimed at cleaning up Brazil's image, are endangering sex workers by forcing them into bars and onto the streets.
Vila Mimosa, Rio’s largest prostitution zone, is a world away from the image of the “happy” prostitute learning English or the boutique “love motel” commonly associated with sex-for-sale in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro protesters, protesting Governor Sergio Cabral’s policies in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, bring the demonstration to his home.
In northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.
A group of protesters in Rio de Janeiro has decided to bring the demonstration to the doorstep of Governor Sergio Cabral.
Striking teachers from Rio de Janeiro's schools held a demonstration in front of Gov. Sergio Cabral’s palace demanding higher wages and better work conditions.
Occupy Cabral is a movement of young activists, students, and unrepresented people of Rio de Janeiro. They are asking for change — and some are demanding the resignation of Governor Cabral.
Bolsa Familia, the Brazilian government's much-admired social welfare program, is constantly being reworked and readjusted to make it more effective. Henrique Luis Paiva explains how they do it.
Free treatment for all AIDS patients is said to be impractical in a developing country. It is expensive and difficult--but not impossible as Brazil has proven.
Can Brazil's cash transfer program be the single magic bullet to ensure poverty reduction? Not if the free public healthcare system does not work.
Community mapping is helping people in the Amazon assert their rights on the land where they have lived for generations.