brazil

Drugs

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaelli
2.4.19
hair

The Viral 'Bulletproof' Haircut Started in Prison

First Ariel Franco was in solitary confinement. Then he was Brazil's most sought-after hairstylist.
Julia Reis
1.4.19
politics

Young Brazilians Share Their Fears About a Bolsonaro Presidency

"I want a country where black people and LGBTQ individuals can walk freely. As a woman, I want to walk around without being afraid I'll get raped."
Gislene Ramos
11.1.18
politics

How Brazil's Far Right Is Weaponizing Fake News

Borrowing from the Trump campaign’s successful strategy in the 2016 elections, Jair Bolsonaro is relying on “firehosing” to increase his chances of winning the Brazilian presidency—and it’s working.
Amauri Eugênio Jr.
10.11.18
politics

Everything That’s at Stake in Brazil’s Presidential Election

A side-by-side look at how Bolsonaro and Haddad view women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community based on everything they say—or don’t say—in their administrative proposals.
Amauri Gonzo
10.9.18
Culture

This Incredible VR Film Takes You on an Ayahuasca Journey to the Amazon

'Awavena' expands the boundaries of what immersive video can do.
Nicole Clark
8.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' Charged with Murder After Botched Butt Injection

He performed the procedure "under the false promise of immediate beauty, selfishly motivated by greed and an easy profit," prosecutors say.
River Donaghey
8.17.18
Photography

This Artist Recreates Iconic Images Out of Trash, Toys, and Chocolate Syrup

Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz wants people to see the world differently.
Miss Rosen
7.17.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos of Young Brazilians Capturing Themselves on Social Media

Photographer Larissa Zaidan took portraits of men and woman on Instagram and off
Larissa Zaidan
6.20.18
Sex

My Uncomfortable Stay in the BDSM Room of a Brazilian Sex Motel

The pay-per-hour adult playground caters to every fantasy—I just had no fucking idea where to start.
Joel Balsam
6.5.18
Photos

Photos of an Indigenous Village Celebrating Its Roots Through Ritual

The feast of Saint Bilibeu empowers indigenous Brazilians to reclaim a precolonial identity and to protect their land.
Ingrid Barros
5.21.18
crime

The Most Notorious Misogynist in Brazil Is Behind Bars, Again

The recent arrest of Marcelo Valle Silveira Mello shows that incel culture isn’t easily stopped—and it doesn’t always go by the same name.
Marie Declercq
5.10.18
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