Claire Rigby

Politics

Confusion and Frustration Abound as São Paulo's Water Crisis Worsens

A drastic rationing regime that would provide two days of water followed by four to five days without could be just around the corner for millions of residents.
Claire Rigby
2.16.15
americas

Developers and Activists Battle Over One of São Paulo's Few Remaining Green Spaces

In a city desperately short of greenery, the beauty of Parque Augusta’s small forest has inspired a campaign calling for it to be a public park rather than the site of massive apartment towers.
Claire Rigby
1.28.15
Politics

Public Transportation Hikes Are Bringing Angry Brazilians Into the Streets — Again

A year and a half after a fare hike in São Paulo incited a million Brazilians to protest, the city has delivered an increase of roughly 17 percent that mainly burdens poor commuters.
Claire Rigby
1.9.15
Politics

Brazilians Demand Justice for Horrors That Took Place During Military Dictatorship

As Brazil’s National Truth Commission wraps up its work and disbands, calls are growing for the punishment of perpetrators of torture, murder, and forced disappearances.
Claire Rigby
12.12.14
Politics

Protesters Waste No Time Calling for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's Impeachment

Recent marches in São Paulo and elsewhere indicate difficult times ahead for Rousseff, who lacks support in the National Congress and has only limited backing from the left.
Claire Rigby
11.17.14
crime & drugs

Someone Dies Violently Every 10 Minutes in Brazil — and Police Are Part of the Problem

Brazilian police officers have killed more civilians than their American counterparts in the last 30 years, despite the United States having roughly 115 million more people.
Claire Rigby
11.14.14