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Category Archives: Brazilian politics

Interim President Michel Temer’s cabinet: A government of white men


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been nearly a week since President Dilma Rousseff was suspended for a period that could last up to 180 days while it is decided … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 19 Comments

Suspended President Dilma criticizes lack of blacks and women in interim president’s cabinet; her own second term had only one black minister!


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes you really have to wonder if people actually think before they speak or if they simply say things that sound good. However, analyzing today’s … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

The racist roots of the coup d’état against President Dilma Rousseff


Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, or just don’t really tuned into news coming out of Brazil, you know that President … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

As an impeachment process clouds the future of Brazil’s president, how should blacks position themselves on the political crisis?


Note from BW of Brazil: Media outlets throughout the world from Spain to Mexico, China to the United States have covered the ongoing circus that is the impeachment process involving … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

2014 elections will feature color/race data of candidates; politicians fear a racial quota that would change profile of the Parliament


by Akemi Nitahara The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Superior Electoral Court) doesn’t have statistics about the number of blacks in Brazilian politics, neither elected politicians nor candidates. The difficulty in raising … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The under-representation of blacks in Brazil’s Congress


A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

First black woman elected councilor in city of Guarapuava wants to work for the "the redemption of the dignity of black people"


Nerci Aparecida Guiné In her evaluation, her accomplishment is the result of 30 years of work dedicated to the Guarapuava community. Nerci Aparecida Guiné is the first black woman to be elected councilor in the … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment