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Explosively queer in biased areas
Explosively queer in biased areas
For Claudio Bueno, growing up in Vila Nova York, the lower middle-class area on the outskirts of São Paulo, was hard. “It was very homophobic,” he says, adding that racism and threats of violence were also ever-present realities. Not feeling at home in the district he called...
Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope
Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope
Relaying stories of her upbringing, Mel is full of funny little anecdotes. Flitting between uproarious laughter and mischievous giggles, she...
Be your queer black self in Brazil
Be your queer black self in Brazil
It was something of a political act, having braids put in his hair. After years of “people trying to put me in a white space because of my light...
São Paulo’s only ‘faggot house’ survives Bolsonaro
São Paulo’s only ‘faggot house’ survives Bolsonaro
She introduces herself simply as Daniela as she stands outside the tiny shop on a busy central São Paulo street filled from floor to ceiling with...
A footie-mad mother narrates for blind son
A footie-mad mother narrates for blind son
A passionate Brazilian football fan has drawn nationwide attention for narrating her local team’s football matches live to her blind and autistic...
The man who could save Brazil is in jail
The man who could save Brazil is in jail
On Sunday evening, the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was enveloped by an inferno that destroyed the 200-year-old centre of science and history....
Ex-Sao Paulo mayor named as jailed Lula's running mate
Ex-Sao Paulo mayor named as jailed Lula's running mate
Brazil's leftist Workers' Party on Sunday named former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad as the running mate of its charismatic founder Luiz Inacio...
On travelling alone across the black Atlantic
On travelling alone across the black Atlantic
On my last night in “the colony” before journeying to Brazil, a rare thunderstorm strikes the Western Cape.
Want to escape Sao Paulo's traffic? Take a flying taxi
Want to escape Sao Paulo's traffic? Take a flying taxi
While Uber has changed ground transport in many cities, Sao Paulo's infernal traffic jams have sparked a new app that opens the sky to commuters:...
The worm is turning in the heart of São Paulo
The worm is turning in the heart of São Paulo
A Sunday in October in São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city (population: 11-million), and Ezra Teter is setting off on his bike along the...
What a city's water crisis looks like
What a city's water crisis looks like
In São Paulo, drinking water is used to flush toilets, bathe and, until recently, to wash cars and even hose down city pavements, as porters use...
Sao Paulo slum challenges World Cup winners to a match
Sao Paulo slum challenges World Cup winners to a match
With support from an NGO called Techo, the players from Anita Futbol Club, in the Anita Garibaldi slum, issued their cheeky invite to whichever...

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