Author: Joaquin Zurita

Federal Police Arrests Far-Right Activist Sara Winter

On Monday, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered the arrest of six members of the far-right activist group “300 do Brasil” including leader Sarah Winter. The arrest was issued within the scope of an investigation of anti-democratic protests. The group has organized multiple protests demanding the closure of

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#BlackOutTuesday And Performative Activism

Last Tuesday, people began publishing solid black images in social media platforms with the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday. On Instagram, it currently accounts for 28.9 million posts, while the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter accounts for 21.1 million posts. This difference generated controversy as this was probably the biggest mass event of social media performative

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Rappi Or No Rappi? The Case Of Delivery Apps In Latin America

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been great controversy with regards to the role of delivery apps like Uber Eats, Rappi, Glovo, and PedidosYa in Latin America. In countries like Argentina where delivery drivers have been granted the permission to circulate freely, people have shown concern about

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Abstaining From Sex: Brazil’s New Campaign To Decrease Adolescent Birth Rate

In early February, the Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, led by evangelical pastor Damares Alves, launched the campaign “Adolescence first, pregnancy after.” The campaign aims to decrease the adolescent birth rate by encouraging teenage girls to abstain from sexual intercourse until married. “When you have a relationship

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Hunger Levels Reach A Record High In Southern Africa: A Continuing Trend?

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported last week that 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern Africa Development Community are facing hunger due to the climate emergency. In Zimbabwe, 7.7 million people –around half the population– are food insecure, just like 20% of the Zambian and Basotho populations.

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