Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have legalised same-sex marriage. What explains the advance of gay rights in Latin America, and how far will they spread? Video: The Economist, Oct 2015
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British actor, writer, comedian and gay rights activist interviews Brazilian Congressman Jair Bolsonaro in 2014 to try to find out why he opposes legislation against homophobic violence. As Fry says, in conclusion, 'that must rank as one of the strangest and most chilling encounters I have ever experienced'.
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A round-up from May 2015 of the legal position in different Latin American countries and in the US. Video: Global Journalist
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Edgardo Fernández Sesma y Esteban Mioni dance, alternating and mixing up roles without changing their hold. They are dancing a typicallly Milonguero tango ("Farewell Buenos Aires" by Sciamarella-Torres Ríos, and the Orquesta Víctor-Angel Vargas, 1938) - Performed at the closing night of the "IX BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL QUEER TANGO FESTIVAL" in the beautiful art-nouveau "Unione...
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Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community and black Brazilians. Her murder has still not been solved and as the police investigation drifts, Monica is a plunged into a new crisis...
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In 2016, when he was still just a Congressman, Jair Bolsonaro was interviewed by US actor Ellen Page (star of Juno). Bolsonaro says he has nothing against her, because she is very pretty. If he were a military cadet, he would whistle at her in the street. When he was young there...
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen Ricardo Salles as Brazil’s environment minister. The former São Paulo state government environment secretary is under investigation for allegedly redrawing maps allowing protected lands to be developed for mining and factories. His statements are heavily pro-agribusiness and sometimes espouse violence. The selection of ruralist Tereza Cristina as agriculture minister, and Ernesto Araújo as...
In November-December 2018 Christian Aid promoted a Month of Awareness of Gender Based Violence, working with its partners in the region, around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and International Human Rights Day (10 December). The Latin American and Caribbean region has the highest rates of violence against women, girls and LGBTI population in...
On Sunday 28 October, Brazil will elect a new President in the middle of the worst political crisis since the dictatorship in the 1960s. In the past three years headlines about Brazil have taken a more ominous tone and now the door to the past seems to be open once again. Back in 2015, the international economic crisis had plunged...
São Paulo,12 October. Are we heading for a repeat of the fiasco which followed previous elections of so-called salvadores da pátria - messianic figures who promise to put an end to corruption? In 1961 it was Janio Quadros with his broom, in 1989 it was Fernando Collor, the caçador dos marajás, or hunter of the mandarins – both governments ended prematurely,...

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