Brazil

Democracy Is at Risk in Latin America and the Far Right Is Moving in: Here’s How It Went Wrong for the Left

The risk is that democracy is failing many, increasingly normalizing the demonization of the “other.”

  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 12:03 pm

Transgender and Indigenous Candidates Break Glass Ceiling in Brazilian Elections

Erica Malunguinho was elected as a state representative in São Paulo, becoming the first transgender candidate elected to that position.

  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 2:35 pm

Brazil’s Abortion Debate (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: September 9, 2018

  • Sep 9, 2018
  • 5:07 pm

Environmental Indigenous Activist Is Killed in Brazil Amid Conflict With Logging Mafias

Up to 80 Guajajaras have been killed since 2000 as part of a fierce conflict with illegal loggers.

  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 12:55 pm

Brazil Suffered Record Number of Murders in 2017, Says New Independent Data

Gender-based violence also increased.

  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 12:51 pm

Assassination in Brazil Unmasks the Deadly Racism of a Country That Would Rather Ignore It

Race is still a taboo subject. Nonetheless, as Marielle Franco exposed in her work, skin color dramatically impacts safety in Brazil.

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 4:59 pm

Lula da Silva Turns Himself in to Brazilian Authorities

The former president of Brazil turned himself in to the police in São Paulo on Saturday evening and was flown by helicopter to the southern city of Curitiba to begin a 12-year sentence for corruption charges.

  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 9:51 am

Brazilian Court Decides Against Da Silva’s Attempt to Remain Out of Prison

After nearly 11 hours of televised debate, the court voted 6-5 to deny da Silva’s habeas corpus request, meaning he could be jailed as early as next week.

  • Apr 5, 2018
  • 11:23 am

Brazil’s Prison Industrial Complex (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: October 22, 2017

  • Oct 22, 2017
  • 6:16 pm

Crisis of the Brazilian Left (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: May 26, 2017

  • May 26, 2017
  • 12:08 pm

Globalfest: Leading the Ecosystem for World Music

Globalfest returns for its 13th edition on Sunday, January 17, at Webster Hall in New York City. Latino Rebels spoke with two of its organizers.

  • Jan 13, 2016
  • 9:18 am

Alba’s Edge: A Tapestry of Cultures and World Music

A chat with the Scottish Latin jazz group on how they came to adopt the sounds and rhythms of Latin America.

  • Dec 13, 2015
  • 11:20 am

The Camino’s Most Enthusiastic Ambassador

Continuing along Spain’s Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias stops to reflect on how the journey changed the life of a modern-day literary giant.

  • Dec 6, 2015
  • 11:54 am

Running Outside the Box

John Fetterman is the mayor of Braddock, PA. He’s 6’8″ and has tattoos. And his wife is from Brazil and was undocumented. Oh, and he’s running for Senate.

  • Nov 24, 2015
  • 1:46 pm

Podcast from Intelatin: Casa Grande + Nicolá Cruz

This month on Intelatin, discussions with director Fellipe Barbosa of ‘Casa Grande’ and chef Orlando Spigno of Eqeko Peruvian Cuisine, with music by Nicolá Cruz and others.

  • Nov 18, 2015
  • 9:04 am

Márcio Faraco: Bossa Nova Virtuoso

The Brazilian singer-songwriter chats with Latino Rebels ahead of his performance in New York City on Friday, October 30.

  • Oct 30, 2015
  • 11:16 am

La melaza que llora: How to Keep the Term Afro-Latino from Losing Its Power

It’s time to bring our black grandmothers out of the closet.

  • Oct 16, 2015
  • 10:59 am

Chica da Silva: ‘The Slave Who Became Queen’

Many African slaves either paid for their own freedom or were freed by their white lovers in colonial Brazil. But none attained as high a status in society as Chica da Silva.

  • Oct 13, 2015
  • 7:54 pm

At Least the Acting and Storytelling in ‘Narcos’ Rings True

Strong acting and storytelling in Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ make it a must-watch show — no matter how the characters sound

  • Sep 20, 2015
  • 3:04 pm

Revolt or Revolution in Latin America?

As the story goes, when Louis XVI of France learned of the storming of the Bastille, he asked if it was simply another revolt, to which the Duke of La Rochefoucauld is said to have replied, “No, sire. It’s a revolution.” Given the recent unrest ignited by corruption scandals across Latin America, regional leaders must […]

  • Jun 5, 2015
  • 8:05 am