Archive for the ‘Brazil’ Category

Brazil: Preparations for the Rio Olympics Hurt Afro-Brazilians

As host of the 31st Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro will attract as many as 500,000 tourists. Yet, the widely reported efforts to prepare for the games have left many questioning whether Rio is ready.

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Brazil: Dia da Consciência Negra / The Day of Black Awareness

The Day of Black Awareness is celebrated annually on November 20 in Brazil as a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery.

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Video | Brazil: A Racial Paradise?

In Brazil, Professor Henry Gates delves behind the façade of Carnival to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy.

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Video | Brazil: Race and Racism in Latin America

Brazil is considered one of the most diverse countries in the world. But it too suffers from widespread racial discrimination with black Brazilians often finding themselves at the bottom of the social ladder. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman visited Bahia, the heart of Brazil’s black culture.

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