William came to Brazil on a visa during the World Cup. Escaping tribal violence and terrorist attacks in his native Nigeria, he took advantage of lax visa requirements during the mega-event to come to Brazil as a tourist and stay as a refugee. He will go back, he says, once he has spoken with his […] Continue Reading »
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 »
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.