🦄 Global, Police

Brazil: Nearly 7,500 Fall Victim to Femicides and Police Killings

At least 1,319 women in Brazil lost their lives as a result of femicide in 2021 while 6,100 people were killed by police, marking another violent year for the country. Statistics compiled by the Brazilian Public Security Forum (BPSF) in their annual report (pdf) detail…

🦄 Global, Racism

Young Congolese Political Refugee Beaten to Death in Brazil

Brazilians occupied the streets of at least 12 provincial capitals and several cities in the country on Saturday, February 5, to protest against racism, xenophobia and the brutal death of Moïse Kabagambe. Kabagambe, a 24-year-old political refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was beaten…

🦄 Global, Police

Police in Brazil Killed Record Amount of People in 2020

An average of 17 people a day, totaling at least 6,416 people, were killed by police in Brazil during the year of 2020. These staggering totals set the highest amount ever recorded since tracking police killings in the country of over 211 million people. The…

🦄 COVID-19, Global
São Paulo

“Brazil is Asking for Help” – Artists and Activists Speak Out

COVID-19 continues to ravage Brazil, leading to record numbers of daily deaths. For a deeper understanding of some of the impacts the coronavirus pandemic is having on several areas and aspects of life, Unicorn Riot recently heard from four Brazilians across different states.

Brazilian Pandemonium:…