I shivered with shock as I scrolled down a family WhatsApp group this week. The savage violence against Muslims in India proves we should not neglect the dangers of peer-to-peer (P2P) fear-mongering in Brazil.
In my hometown Magé, fear is the spirit of the World Cup
Fear hit me two days ago: Friends and relatives desperately called to warn me of deadly armed conflicts in Magé (my hometown). The “pacification” of Rio before the World Cup has increasingly meant the end of peace for us in Magé.
(Mis)information and elections in Brazil
In addition to the World Cup, Brazil will also have a presidential election this year. Considering the way the discourses in mainstream media and social networks are going, Dilma Rousseff will be in trouble to be reelected.
Why #weareallmonkeys is ignorant, insensitive and stupid
The video where Daniel Alves ate the banana against the racist act of the Vilarreal fan made me smile with pride. But I was very angry when I saw the #weareallmonkeys campaign. It was ignorant, insensitive and stupid.
The civic legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics have been marked by human rights violations. Unfortunately, the sacrifice of the poorer for the progress of a city historically ruled by the rich is not new. But now, organized citizens have increasingly reacted. The Olympics have created a promising set of civil society alliances that may be re-shaping citizens’ involvement in Rio’s local politics.