Brazilian prisons – what is up there?

Brazilian prisons – what is up there?

The last days had seen a number of bad news from Brazilian prisons. I‘ve been asked, what‘s up in Brazilian prisons, and if I could write a few words about it. It‘s a frustrating topic, but here we go. Some days ago news came from the very north of Brazil. In a prison...

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Rio de Janeiro – Home of hate and fear

Rio de Janeiro – Home of hate and fear

The last days had seen a number of bad news from Brazilian prisons. I‘ve been asked, what‘s up in Brazilian prisons, and if I could write a few words about it. It‘s a frustrating topic, but here we go. Some days ago news came from the very north of Brazil. In a prison...

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What’s up lately in Brazil and the US?

While the Paralympics are happening in Rio de Janeiro and after the city tried to use the Olympics to portray itself in a good light, it should not be forgotten, that for these Olympics thousands of people had to be relocated or were forcefully moved out of their...

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Violence, Brazil and the Olympic Games

The German shooting star of "a different" political journalism Tilo Jung went to Brazil with his interview series "young&naive" and he talked to Glenn Greenwald about the current situation in Brazil and the US. As always Greenwald's leftish view and reasoning...

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The Guardian: Rio Olympics – view from the favela

The Guardian: Rio Olympics – view from the favela

Today is the big day, when South America's biggest country will finally vote on the impeachment of its president. And if you've just woken up from a coma, spent the last three months on a far away island or were simply sick and tired of this sometimes ridiculous and...

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What is a favela?

When in Brazil it is hard to avoid hearing about them. "Don't take the wrong exit or you will end up in a favela" is one sentence you might hear, or "he's from the favela" when talking about people - be it football star or colleague. But what is a favela exactly? It's...

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Endless Summer

Notes about the mysterious everyday life. Ex-Berliner and lover of coxinha and Rosinenbrötchen, currently living, writing and teaching in Santos/Brazil.

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