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Brazil Erupts In Protests After Politician Marielle Franco Is Murdered

A whole nation erupts in protests, as tens of thousands take to the streets of Rio de Janeiro and other cities across Brazil to mourn the assassination of…

Radical Brazilian Politician Marielle Franco Assassinated

Radical and beloved Brazilian city council member Marielle Franco died Wednesday night (Mar. 14) alongside her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, during a drive-by shooting…

Brazilians Are Occupying White Spaces During ‘Black Panther’ Reign

Many have debated the claim that Black Panther is making any waves for its black audience, whether politically or socially. The argument is that a single film with a…

Stunning Journey Traces Links Between New Orleans And Rio

Getty photographer Mario Tama has spent the past 22 months documenting life in Rio de Janeiro. Leading up to the 2016 Olympics, Tama captured the complexities of the…

Photo Essay: Brazilian Graffiti Artist Attempts World Record With Olympics Mural

While athletes of all sizes and backgrounds, across all sectors of sports and gymnastics, aim to bring home the gold, Brazilian graffiti maven Eduardo Kobra, 40, is…

5 Things To Know About Team USA’s Melissa Gonzalez

With the 2016 Rio Olympics right around the corner, it’s time we get better acquainted with one of our fellow Latinos representing in #TeamUSA. Olympic Hockey midfielder…

Laurie Hernandez Lands Spot On #TeamUSA: 5 Things To Know About The Rising Star

Lauren “Laurie” Hernandez is headed to Rio after landing a spot on Team USA on Sunday (July 10). The New Jersey native joins reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabby…

Free Ballet Classes Held At A Rio Slum Teach Young Girls To Dream Big

Tuany Nascimento, 22, hosts free ballet classes for young girls in her low-income neighborhood, a Rio slum named Complexo do Alemão. The catch? Students must show her…

This New Ad For The 2016 Rio Olympics Will Make You Want To Hug Mamá

As the 2016 Olympics nears—set to take place August 5-21 in Rio De Janiero, Brazil—Procter and Gamble release a new commercial exclusively for the LatinoAmerican…