Outrage over the ruling has created a protest hashtag: #curagay.
The violence took hours to control as deadly fighting rampaged through the jail.
The nation is enduring its deepest recession in 25 years.
It doesn't matter what one thinks of the PT's government or of Dilma. They might be some of the most hated people in the universe. No serious democracy is sustainable when it's possible to remove the president from office like this.
I am alive, I am an artist, I am gay, and I am HIV positive. I am who I am, and I enjoy every day of my life. This is a reason to be proud. Yes, it is.
The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.
Women in Brazil started a new hashtag campaign after a survey found that most respondents believe women who dress provocatively deserve to be raped.
Costa's layout of the city divides its neighborhoods based on the functions of their buildings. For example, most of the hotels are located in the hotel sector, which is separate from the residential and commercial sectors.
Brazil cruised to a 6-0 victory over Australia in Saturday's friendly in Brasilia in an impressive display of goalscoring skill, aerial prowess, midfield creativity and defensive hustle.
Through art I'm fortunate to participate in many of Brazil's social sectors, giving me a perspective on how the country seems to exist simultaneously in parallel universes that barely recognize each other's fears and concerns, let alone hopes and aspirations.
An architour of Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil is like a trip to Disneyland for aesthetes.
The book is a stimulating collection of articles by Brazilian planners and architects concerning not only contemporary urbanism in their country, but also the history that resulted in the urbanism that is now "contemporary."
My South American trip is in full swing and, again and again, I've been struck by the way that Chile and Brazil, the two countries I'm visiting, have, on key issues, transcended the tired division between left and right the United States seems hopelessly mired in. Chile is led by a president from the right, Brazil by a president from the left. But both have gone beyond stereotypes and shibboleths in order to tackle hard problems. My first stop was Santiago, Chile, where I interviewed President Sebastián Piñera. Piñera is the third richest man in Chile; a former professor with a Ph.D. from Harvard; and the first right-wing president Chileans have elected in the two decades since Pinochet. So it's surprising to learn that his signature goal is the elimination of poverty. "By the end of the decade," he tells me, "we want to have closed the gap in income between rich and poor."
The exhibit at 1500 Gallery shows photojournalism from the heady 1950s when the instant city of Brasilia rose up out of the South American desert draws distinct parallels between then and now.
Brazil faces incredible odds as it seeks to join the more affluent developed nations. Rousseff will promote greater infrastructure sorely needed given the lack of basic sanitation many areas of the country.
Christmas season marks the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, the futuristic capital city designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, and magazines and online media are celebrating the event.