Was This Brazilian Beauty Queen Dethroned for Being "Too Black?"
Was This Brazilian Beauty Queen Dethroned for Being "Too Black?"
By Raquel Reichard | 02/16/2016 - 13:35

Nayara Justino's childhood dreams came true when the black Brazilian mulher was selected as the Globeleza carnival queen in 2013 after a public vote on one of country’s biggest TV shows, but her excitement was short-lived. After racist complaints about Justino’s dark skin, the channel stripped her of the title, replacing her with a lighter-skinned Globeleza.


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10 Photos Illustrate What it's Like to be a Black Woman in Brazil
10 Photos Illustrate What it's Like to be a Black Woman in Brazil
By Raquel Reichard | 01/07/2016 - 11:48

Despite Brazil’s reputation as a “racial democracy,” anti-blackness thrives in the South American country, just as it does across t


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This 11-Year-Old Rapper is Empowering Afro-Latinas in Brazil
This 11-Year-Old Rapper is Empowering Afro-Latinas in Brazil
By Raquel Reichard | 11/12/2015 - 15:17

At just 11 years old, MC Soffia is challenging racism and sexism through rap.


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WATCH: Video Highlights Domestic Violence in Brazil
Documentary Spotlights Women Fighting to End Domestic Violence in Brazil
By Raquel Reichard | 10/29/2015 - 17:04

Every 15 seconds, a woman in Brazil is assaulted by her husband. Two hours later, one of those women will be killed.

With an estimated 700 thousand women living in abusive relationships and 13 million Brazilian victims of domestic violence, the South American country has one of the highest femicide rates in the world.

 


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This Brazilian Beauty Pageant is Celebrating Indigenous Women
This Brazilian Beauty Pageant is Celebrating Indigenous Women
By Raquel Reichard | 10/29/2015 - 12:09

More than 60 mulheres participated in the "parade of indigenous beauty" in Brazil this week.


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Man on Plane Bites Fellow Passenger Mid-Air and Then Dies
Airplane Nightmares: Man Bites Passenger Mid-Flight, Dies
By Raquel Reichard | 10/20/2015 - 14:16

A Brazilian man on board an Aer Lingus flight bit a passenger’s ear off and then died mid-flight on Monday, the


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Man Confesses to Killing 39, Targeted Women Who Looked Like His Girlfriend
Man Confesses to Killing 39, Targeted Women Who Looked Like His Girlfriend
By Samantha Leal | 10/20/2014 - 13:43

Well, this is terrible and terrifying.


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Isaac Deyson Brazilian grave digger and model
Your Newest Instagram Crush: Meet This Hot Brazilian Grave Digger (Seriously)
By Samantha Leal | 05/04/2014 - 11:00

Buzzfeed, you're really on a roll.


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Meet Guilherme Leão: The Hottest Security Guard, Ever
Meet Guilherme Leão: The Hottest Security Guard, Ever
By Samantha Leal | 03/28/2014 - 12:23

Meet Guilherme Leão, a 22-year-old subway security guard in Sao Paulo, Brazil and your newest internet crush. If you're ever in Brazil, make sure to stalk, er, we mean ask for directions from this hottie.


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Alessandra Ambrosio Still Engaged to Jamie Mazur, Despite Reports of Separation
Alessandra Ambrosio Still Engaged to Jamie Mazur, Despite Reports of Separation
By Cristina Arreola | 10/18/2013 - 09:31

Sorry, boys!

Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her fiance Jamie Mazur are still together, despite reports of a separation.

“It’s not true,” her rep confirmed to US Weekly, “They are still happily together.”


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