rio de janeiro
UFO Over Magé, Brazil Sparks Social Media Panic and Conspiracies
The mysterious lights were seen by thousands of people, there's video evidence, and people are saying posts disappeared from social media. What happened?
Marielle Franco, Activist Against Brazil's Police Brutality, Assassinated in Rio
The Brazilian councilwoman—recognized for her advocacy against police brutality, sexual violence, and racial inequality, and for championing women’s and LGBTQ rights—was shot dead on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio Olympics' Unintended Legacy: Citizen Journalism
Groups like Papo Reto have made it easier for foreign journalists to highlight the many issues in Rio. The foreign coverage, in turn, gives the groups legitimacy in Brazilian media that they've never had before.