SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Thousands of protesters marched in Brazil on Tuesday, demanding free university education, respect for teachers’ rights and better quality education for those in state-run schools. About 2,000 took to the streets of São Paulo at nightfall, waving flags and banners calling for the removal of Gov. Geraldo Alckmin. A handful of […]Read more "Protesters take to streets in Brazil"
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — One of the worst countries for abuse of women, Brazil has struggled to find new approaches to prevent violence. It may have found one: a Panic Button. The electronic devices use GPS technology to quickly signal that a woman needs help, and they transmit images that help police track down the […]Read more "A button in Brazil may change a culture"
I had the pleasure of talking to Marcia MacMillan on CTV’s June 19 evening news broadcast about the ongoing protests across Brazil.Read more "Discussing Brazil protests on CTV News"
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Wrapped in a Persian rug caked in dirt, a man addicted to crack cocaine listened as Elizeu Dias tried to persuade him to take the last spot available in an old Volkswagen van that is taking addicts to drug treatment. “When I hug them, they’re shocked,” says Dias, 37, a former […]Read more "Brazil turns to Catholic Church to quash crack epidemic"