Dr. Geri Augusto, Visiting Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Watson Faculty Fellow, Faculty Affiliate of the Science and Society Program, and Brazil Initiative collaborator describes her work in Brazil.
In the neighborhood of Madureira in Rio de Janeiro, people protest the killing of 5 young Black men that occured on November 28 at the hands of police, calling for an end to this new form of 'Black Genocide.'
Of the four million Africans brought to Brazil as Slaves, only Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua wrote down his story. The memoir, first published in English when Baquaqua was a free man in Canada, will now be published in Protuguese as part of the drive to improve teaching of Afro-Brazilian history.
November 18, 2015 - women in Rio participate in the Black Women's March against racism, violence, as well as for the well-being and social respect on behalf of the 59.4 million women that identify as Black or mixed-race throughout Brazil.
In the mining state of Minas Gerais, a slow-moving tide of toxic iron-ore residue is traveling downriver polluting water systems and destroying protected biospheres as it makes its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Large infrastructure projects are underway across the city to prepare Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 summer Olympics. However, this type of development does not serve to resolve the urban concerns of the citizentry.
Brazil's Unified Health Care System, or SUS, provides an innovative community-based approach to primary care. Yet it continues to face significant organizational challenges even with substantial gains. Read this week's first installment at the Brazil Initiative on public health in Brazil.
As globalization and development continue their courses, today's giant cities face the ever growing difficulty of securing and managing water resources. This article by Norman Gill puts this issue into a comparative perspective, putting São Paulo into conversation with places like Beijing, Mumbai and Mexico City.
This is the first in this week's installment of articles on sustainability and development in Brazil, one of our 6 key areas of engagement. Stay tuned for more!
Brazil's new musical sitcom "Mr. Brau" will be defying long perpetuated racial steriotypes in the country's entertainment industry by featuring actors Taís Araújo and Lázaro Ramos as a prominent Black middle-class couple living in Rio de Janeiro.
A video shot by cellphone shows police in Rio de Janeiro covered up a crime scene in the shooting of Eduardo Santos in the favela Providencia. This is the first in this week's installment of news stories from Brazil on the subject of race and ethnicity.
Timmons Roberts on Brookings Blog, "As with the U.S.-China announcement in November 2014, the announcement today again shows how climate targets can be “differentiated” between countries. Developed countries can have more absolute targets, whereas developing nations have put forward targets of other sorts."
Dr. Amy Nunn of Brown University, and her Brazilian research partner Dr. Ines Dourado from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) have come out with a report detailing the activities of their public health project in Brazil. The report explains the specifics of the collaboration, the student training involved and the articles and publications that have come out of their important work.