Topics :: Brazil

Brazil To Test New HIV Vaccine on Rhesus Monkeys

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 23, 2013
Brazilian scientists announced they will begin testing a new HIV vaccine on monkeys later this year.

Brazil Court Convicts 3 For Rape of American

Friday Aug 16, 2013
Rio de Janeiro court convicted three men Thursday in the gang rape of an American woman aboard a public transit van that shocked Brazil and made headlines around the world.

Brazil Army Must Recognize Same-Sex Civil Union

Friday Aug 9, 2013
A court has ordered Brazil’s Army for the first time to recognize a same-sex civil union between a sergeant and his companion.

Uruguay’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

By EDGE | Monday Aug 5, 2013
Today Rodrigo Borda and Sergio Miranda became the first same-sex couple to register to marry in Uruguay, just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage took effect in the country. The couple plans to marry in September.

Brazil President Meets Youth Representatives

Friday Jun 28, 2013
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged to open new channels of dialogue with Brazil’s youth, including student and labor unions and gay rights groups.

Protesters Gather in Brazil Despite Concessions

By Bradley Brooks and Jenny Barchfield | Friday Jun 21, 2013
Demonstrators took to the streets once again across Latin America’s biggest country in a new wave of protests that have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people denouncing poor public services and government corruption.

Brazil Lawmakers OK Bill For Treatment of Gays

Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
A Brazilian congressional human rights committee on Thursday approved legislation that would allow psychologists to treat homosexuality as a disorder or pathology.

Brazil Party Challenges Ruling on Gay Marriage

Tuesday May 21, 2013
A conservative party is challenging a judicial ruling that requires all of Brazil’s notary publics to register same-sex civil unions as marriages if couples request it.

Brazilian Notaries Must Register Gay Unions as Marriages If Requested

Tuesday May 14, 2013
Brazilian notary publics must register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it, the country’s National Council of Justice said Tuesday.

Brazil Allows in Vitro for Gay Couples

Friday May 10, 2013
Brazil is guaranteeing homosexual couples’ right to access assisted fertilization.