Category Archives: Human Rights in the News

How Fifa and the 2014 World Cup Expanded Poverty in Brazil

“Brazil World Cup: FIfa and business miss an open goal for human rights” – Phil Bloomer and Julia Mello Nieva. 13 June 2014    Click here for original text “FIFA is recognized as one of the world’s wealthiest sporting associations.”

How Fifa and the 2014 World Cup Expanded Poverty in Brazil

“Brazil World Cup: FIfa and business miss an open goal for human rights” – Phil Bloomer and Julia Mello Nieva. 13 June 2014    Click here for original text “FIFA is recognized as one of the world’s wealthiest sporting associations.”

How Brazil’s World Cup has sold its people short in the Amazon

Jillian Steinhauer, “Brazil Evicts Indigenous People in Violent Clash Over Sports Stadium” Hyperallergic (April 1, 2013).Link to Article Even before the high profile arrests of many FIFA officials this past month, there were many concerns as to the selection of host states for the

How Brazil’s World Cup has sold its people short in the Amazon

Jillian Steinhauer, “Brazil Evicts Indigenous People in Violent Clash Over Sports Stadium” Hyperallergic (April 1, 2013).Link to Article Even before the high profile arrests of many FIFA officials this past month, there were many concerns as to the selection of host states for the

Colombia: Top Brass Linked to Extrajudicial Executions

Human Rights Watch, “Colombia: Top Brass Linked to Extrajudicial Executions,” Human Rights Watch (June 24, 2015). Link to the original article The article is based off of a Human Rights Watch report recently released that claims to contain newly found evidence

Colombia: Top Brass Linked to Extrajudicial Executions

Human Rights Watch, “Colombia: Top Brass Linked to Extrajudicial Executions,” Human Rights Watch (June 24, 2015). Link to the original article The article is based off of a Human Rights Watch report recently released that claims to contain newly found evidence

IWGIA 2015 Yearbook Entry on Brazil – Brazil’s Violations of Indigenous People’s Rights for Development Projects

Maria de Lourdes Beldi de Alcantara, “Brazil”, entry in IWGIA, The Indigenous World 2015 online (April 21, 2015)  Click here to see full article The International Workgroup for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) 2015 Yearbook report for Brazil tracks human rights affairs

IWGIA 2015 Yearbook Entry on Brazil – Brazil’s Violations of Indigenous People’s Rights for Development Projects

Maria de Lourdes Beldi de Alcantara, “Brazil”, entry in IWGIA, The Indigenous World 2015 online (April 21, 2015)  Click here to see full article The International Workgroup for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) 2015 Yearbook report for Brazil tracks human rights affairs

Brazil Passes Femicide Law to Curb Domestic Violence

Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes, “Brazil Passes Femicide Law to Curb Domestic Violence,” Aljazeera America (May 10, 2015). Link to Original Article In March, 2015, a femicide law was passed in order to define and set tougher punishments for gender-based killing. Domestic

Brazil Passes Femicide Law to Curb Domestic Violence

Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes, “Brazil Passes Femicide Law to Curb Domestic Violence,” Aljazeera America (May 10, 2015). Link to Original Article In March, 2015, a femicide law was passed in order to define and set tougher punishments for gender-based killing. Domestic

The Last of the Iron Curtain – Emergence of Cuban-American Relations

“World Report 2014: Cuba” Human Rights Watch online (June 25th, 2015) Click here to see full text Recently, America has been in talks to remove or at least lessen the embargoes on its Cuban neighbors that it has maintained since 1961,

The Last of the Iron Curtain – Emergence of Cuban-American Relations

“World Report 2014: Cuba” Human Rights Watch online (June 25th, 2015) Click here to see full text Recently, America has been in talks to remove or at least lessen the embargoes on its Cuban neighbors that it has maintained since 1961,

Recent Killing of Journalist in Mexico Underscores Need to Strengthen Protections

Government Program to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists Faces Serious Challenges. Washington Office on Latin America Organization Online ( May 14, 2015). Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world to practice journalism with over 326

Recent Killing of Journalist in Mexico Underscores Need to Strengthen Protections

Government Program to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists Faces Serious Challenges. Washington Office on Latin America Organization Online ( May 14, 2015). Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world to practice journalism with over 326