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  • Survey: About 25 million of Brazilians ages 14-29 not pursuing education

    Survey: About 25 million of Brazilians ages 14-29 not pursuing education

    Almost half of Brazilian people ages 14 through 29 years did not go to school or attend any professional training course in 2016. The Continuous PNAD (National Household Sample Survey), released this week by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), showed 24.8 million of Brazilians in this age group were not pursuing education. There […]

  • Polls: 35% say Lula for president, 54% say Lula for jail

    Polls: 35% say Lula for president, 54% say Lula for jail

    A Datafolha survey published Saturday showed former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva winning at least 35% of the 2018 presidential election’s first-round vote, up from about 30 percent in a poll held in June. The poll had former environment minister Marina Silva, a likely candidate, far behind with 13% to 14% of voting intentions. […]

  • Oxfam: Brazil still plagued by inequality

    Oxfam: Brazil still plagued by inequality

    Brazil’s six richest men have as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the population, according to an inaugural Oxfam Brazil report that highlights the country’s extreme inequality. Among other startling figures, the report found that at the current pace of progress, Brazilian women won’t close the wage gap until 2047, and Afro-Brazilians won’t earn […]

  • UNDP: About 60% of Brazilians don't exercise

    UNDP: About 60% of Brazilians don’t exercise

    Less than 4 out of 10 Brazilian adults exercise or practice sports on a regular basis, according to the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) first National Human Development Report on Brazil. Only 37.9% of the Brazilians surveyed in 2015 by the UNDP said they exercise of practice sports. The report flagged a gender gap, with […]

  • Brazilian billionaires club loses 23 members

    Brazilian billionaires’ club loses 23 members

    Forbes released its 2016 World’s Billionaires ranking, and given the global economic turmoil of late, it shouldn’t be surprising that 221 people fell off the list. Brazil lost 23 billionaires — the third biggest drop after China (42) and the U.S. (25). For better or worse, a look at the list of Brazil’s former billionaires doesn’t […]

  • Amnesty International report sees security crisis in Brazil

    Amnesty International report sees security crisis in Brazil

    A staggering number of homicides. Police-involved shootings. Torture. Excessive use of force to repress protests. Violent deaths in overcrowded prisons. That’s the unflattering image of Brazil that emerges from the Amnesty International Annual Report 2014/15 – The State of the World’s Human Rights, released worldwide on Wednesday. According to the report, 154 people are killed […]

  • International orgs decry Brazilian police tactics against protesters

    International orgs decry Brazilian police tactics against protesters

    Two international human rights organizations have released reports analyzing the police response to Brazil’s mass protests over the past year and urging respect for the right to protest during the 2014 World Cup. The reports by Amnesty International and UK-based free speech watchdog ARTICLE 19 were produced independently but came to the same conclusions: Brazilian police are using excessive […]