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Brazil – An Inconvenient History

AFRICANGLOBE - While the history of slavery in the US is widely known, few people realize that Brazil was the largest participant in the slave trade. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil, while only four percent were sent to the US. At one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves, and it was the last country to officially abolish slavery in 1888.

Brazil Refusing Entry to Hundreds of Haitian Migrants

Thousands of Haitians left their country in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. While many fled to the United States, others made the arduous...

Police Death Squads Haunt Brazil’s Favelas

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil has begun to teeter on the brink of human rights violations” as it begins to clear 1.5 million poor citizens most of whom are Black Brazilians from their neighborhoods in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Killings of favela residents far exceed police violence, even in the United States.