Adriano Leite Ribeiro, known as “Adriano Imperador”, was once the greatest soccer player in Brazil. But he turned his back on the glitz and glamor of stardom, choosing instead to spend time in the favela of his boyhood—which sparked a racist and classist backlash in the Brazilian press.
With deforestation and mining destroying the Amazon rainforest and authoritarianism threatening Brazilian democracy, the need to block the Bolsonaro administration’s persecution of Indigenous communities is more crucial than ever.
In an interview with Latino Rebels, veteran Brazilian filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo talks about the relevance of telling this story, the appeal of the PCC in impoverished areas, and how it is expanding its power across Latin America.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In my high-school English language class in São Paulo, our teacher Agnaldo once raised the question of whether Brazilians saw themselves as “Latino” or not. After some lively discussion, Agnaldo informed us that, in the U.S., we would be seen as Latinos. This came as a surprise to many of my […]