Category Archives: Bahia

Images from Brazil, as More than 1 Million Nationwide Take to the Streets

In spite of reductions in bus fares, the protests in Brazil have only expanded, as over one million people took to the streets in more than 100 cities  throughout the entire country. This included over 100,000 in Recife, around an estimated 300,000 … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on the Protests throughout Brazil Yesterday

Protests once again took place yesterday in major urban centers throughout Brazil, building on the protests of last week and the weekend. As of now, I don’t have much more to say about the causes and what the protests tell us … Continue reading

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On Oil and the Battle between State and Federal Governments in Brazil

The battle between state and federal power in Brazil has heated up recently. Last year, Congress passed a law that transformed the distribution of oil revenues in Brazil. Under the old system, the royalties from oil revenues mostly went to … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Argentina’s Supreme Court unanimously voted to decriminalize abortion for rape victims in a landmark case that will hopefully lead to an end to hospitals turning away rape victims. Argentina already legalized abortion for women whose life was at risk or … Continue reading

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What Is Carnaval?

With Carnaval officially starting this past Friday night, and the official competition in Rio de Janeiro beginning tonight, I figured it was time to do a post that answered that most basic of questions: What is Brazilian Carnaval? The answers … Continue reading

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Around Carnaval

There is no time in Brazil like Carnaval, when everything shuts down and a national celebration takes place from the largest cities to the smallest towns. With the nation celebrating the holiday and its culture, here is a special “Around … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Police Suspend Their Strike in Time for Carnaval

When Rio de Janeiro police went on strike last week over wages and working conditions,joining their brethren in Bahia,  there was real concern that the strikes might threaten Carnaval in two of the cities most important to the festival. That … Continue reading

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Brazilian Public Security Workers Defend Their Strike

Last week, police in Rio de Janeiro went on strike, joining their colleagues in Bahia (who ended their 12-day strike on Saturday) and pointing to the possibility of further strikes among other underpaid sectors. Indeed, firefighters have already gathered in order … Continue reading

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More on the Brazilian Police Strike

I wrote at some length yesterday of the police strike that has hit Bahia and Rio de Janeiro and that may or may not spread throughout the country. Though I alluded in the narrow sense to the impact of economic … Continue reading

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Brazilian Police Go on Strike

Yesterday, police in Rio de Janeiro voted to go on strike, demanding better pay. The move comes in the wake of a similar strike that erupted in the Northeastern state of Bahia, where police had occupied the state legislature in protest, demanding … Continue reading

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