Original article ran in VICE News on Friday, May 16. With a scant 28 days left before the World Cup, the streets of Brazil have been filled with burning barricades, armored military vehicles, and thousands of indignant citizens demanding that their voices be heard. In São Paulo, an estimated 1,200 protesters gathered Thursday evening on […] Continue Reading »
RIO DE JANEIRO – A recent report released by the Institute for Public Security (ISP) revealed that levels of violence in Rio de Janeiro are similar to those reported in 2008, a year considered to be one of the most violent of recent years for the Brazilian city. In the first three months of 2014, […] Continue Reading »
More than 4,000 families have occupied abandoned property near the Itaquera stadium, protesting what the Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) estimates to be a housing deficit of six-million residences in São Paulo alone.