The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace. Bolsonaro is sixty-four, tall and slim, with sharply parted dark hair and heroically bushy eyebrows. His third wife, Michelle, stood next to him, waving at the masses.
By country. LGB service by country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to BrazilChile  South AfricaIsraeland South Korea.
The Civil Defense office in Minais Gerais state on Sunday raised the confirmed death toll to 58, with up to people still unaccounted for following the avalanche of iron ore waste from a mine Friday. The heads of the delegation immediately began talks with local officials in charge of the rescue to coordinate efforts, according to the Foreign Ministry. The army said the search-and-rescue teams would use radar, underwater sonar, cellular detection systems and drones to locate the missing people.
A few days earlier, in the coastal state of Bahia, two beloved teachers, Edivaldo Silva de Oliveira and Jeovan Bandeirawere killed as well, their charred remains found in the trunk of a burning car. In a nation seemingly inured to crime, the brutal killings stood out: The victims were not robbed, the police have yet to identify any suspects, and all of the dead were either gay or transgender. While Americans have fiercely debated how to respond to the massacre last month at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Nearly 1, people have died in hate-motivated attacks in the past four and half years, according to Grupo Gay da Bahiawhich tracks the deaths through news articles.
Brazilian president Michel Temer has signed a decree putting the military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro, following a rise in street crime and drug gang violence. Massed robberies and gunfights during carnival, followed by a storm that killed four and caused chaos, have heightened a sense that the city is slipping out of control. The army has operated in Rio during the last year and did so during the Olympics and the World Cup.
Brazil has broken its own record for the number of murders in a single year after the South American country saw 63, people slain inaccording to new report. The report counted an average of 14 deaths a day at the hands of police officers, which it said was a 20 per cent increase over last year. Critics worry cases of police violence will worsen, especially in Rio de Janeirowhere president Michel Temer has handed all control over public security to the military until the end of the year.
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil is not a place where gender is fluid — at least according to the president himself and to those in his administration. A third of the country is now evangelical, up from 15 percent inaccording to Datafolha, a local pollster. But that, too, activists fear, could be under siege.
A t times, the solitude and separation from family and friends have plunged Jean Wyllys into despair. But in January he resigned his seat and fled the country. The military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from to exiled leftist politicians, dissidents, artists and academics. Decades later, prominent Brazilian leftists and activists are again leaving the country, but this time they are fleeing death threats from rightwing extremists and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro.
Women's societal roles in Brazil have been heavily impacted by the patriarchal traditions of Iberian culturewhich holds women subordinate to men in familial and community relationships. Brazil is thought to possess the most organized and effective women's movement in Latin America, with visible gains having been made over the past century to promote and protect the legal and political rights of women. Women's movements in Brazil have traditionally been led and supported by upper middle class women, and tend to be reformist rather than revolutionary in nature, though clear exceptions exist, most notably with regard to agrarian land reform movements.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women. The announcement came as acting President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of the security ministers for each of Brazil's states to consider gender-related crimes. He promised to create a federal police force unit tasked with tackling crimes against women.