Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday granted official recognition of nearly 800 square miles of Indigenous lands, most of it in the Amazon, in a move that seeks to safeguard critical rainforest from the unchecked exploitation that marked his predecessor’s administration.
Brazil’s Indigenous women often lead their villages and groups, but for many years they were looked down on when they tried to play soccer. As the South American nation improves its structure for female players, Indigenous women say they also feel encouraged to take up the sport.
With the country no longer isolated as it was under Bolsonaro, who engaged with only a few international pariahs, President Lula da Silva has endangered Brazil’s return to the international scene by supporting Russian actions in Ukraine.
A coding mistake by the U.S. Census Bureau has revealed at least 416,000 Brazilians, or more than two-thirds of Brazilians in the U.S., identifying as Latino or Hispanic in the 2020 American Community Survey.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai on Thursday as he looks to boost ties and win political support for attempts to mediate the conflict in Ukraine.
Starlink, a division of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has almost 4,000 low-orbit satellites across the skies, connecting people in remote corners of the Amazon. The lightweight, high-speed internet system has also proved a new and valuable tool for Brazil’s illegal miners.
With thousands of Bolsonaro supporters either in jail or under investigation for plotting against democracy in Brazil, the nation’s attention has shifted to the defense of the Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous peoples and the policy shifts under President Lula.
Hundreds of rescuers searched Monday for survivors of landslides and flooding that killed at least 36 people along the coast of Brazil’s southern state of São Paulo following a huge weekend downpour.
Armed government officials with Brazil’s justice, Indigenous, and environment ministries pressed illegal gold miners out of Yanomami Indigenous territory Wednesday, citing widespread river contamination, famine, and disease they have brought to one of the most isolated groups in the world.
Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to reelect the heads of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, bolstering President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s prospects for passing legislation and governing in the polarized nation.
January has proved that Bolsonaro’s defeat last year was far from a game over for the far-right. We also look at the genocidal policies against the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are dying of treatable diseases and starvation due to illegal mining on their lands.
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.
Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.
The violence that erupted in Brazil over the weekend has broad implications for Americans. Most immediately, it’s a reminder that instead of championing democracy, we’re exporting shameful coup tactics.
The Biden administration is under growing pressure from leftists in Latin America as well as U.S. lawmakers to expel Jair Bolsonaro from a post-presidential retreat in Florida following his supporters’ brazen attack on Brazil’s capital over the weekend.
Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power in chaos with striking similarities to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace in the capital Sunday, just a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.
With the return of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s president and the hope of Brazilian democracy being renewed, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela begins the new year by speaking with Brazil-based freelance journalist Michael Fox on what lies ahead for Lula’s second run in office following the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.
As a colony of the United States, Puerto Rico has inherited a lot of cultural artifacts from the American nation, such as fast food, car-centric city design, and Santa Claus. But the latest import is far darker than the others: the threat of school shootings.