Sao Paulo
São Paulo’s largest favela walks for life, hope and democracy

The Walk for Life was organized in Heliópolis, to support the candidacy of Fernando Haddad for governor of São Paulo and of Lula da Silva for president of Brazil.

Gilmar Mauro: “Defeating neo-fascism in Brazil is fundamental”

The national leader of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement spoke about the work needed by left and progressive sectors within Brazil and globally to defeat the far right and save humanity

Mapping Faultlines: Brazil heads to a contentious run-off election

In this episode, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent Brazilian elections and the performance of former President Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He also analyzes the global significance of the elections

COVID-19 in Brazilian prisons Overcrowding, shortage of doctors and lack of water: living through pandemic in São Paulo’s prisons

A report released on April 1 by the Public Defender of São Paulo describes the horrible conditions in prison amid the pandemic

Italian students protest education policy, Australia moves to ban Hamas and other stories

Today we look at student protests for safe and dignified education in Italy, Australia’s decision to outlaw Hamas, and more

Mexico’s Supreme Court ratifies order to halt cultivation of GMO corn and other stories

Today we look at a ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court upholding a ban on GMO corn, ongoing violence against protestors in Swaziland, and more

Brazil’s Supreme Court rules that Sérgio Moro was partial when convicting Lula

Minister Cármen Lúcia changed her vote from 2018 and flipped the ruling against the former judge Sérgio Moro

What’s at stake in Brazil’s municipal elections this Sunday

The first elections since Bolsonaro took office are marred by the pandemic and fragmentation within the left

Victims of reopening in Brazil: Stories of those who contracted COVID-19 going back to work

São Paulo begins a new phase of reopening, but flexibility has its victims, expert warns of infection rate increase

Reopening in São Paulo is sending “population to the slaughterhouse,” warns COVID-19 specialist

Domingos Alves questions the criteria used to allow the reopening, arguing that the decision goes against data

The human toll of COVID-19 in Brazil

The corona crisis has also brought to the forefront the crisis in Brazil’s healthcare system. The Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS -, Brazil’s publicly funded health system has been facing dire budget cuts over the past several years while the private system has been steadily growing.

Brazil’s right wing rallies against physical distancing

Amid government neglect and irresponsibility, social movements have reaffirmed that only the people will save the people.