This was the year of “politicized backlash” against LGBT rights and tolerance. And yet, the region continued to make enormous strides in the rights and visibility of the LGBT+ community.
Just as the political crisis in Brazil heads toward the final Senate vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilians have turned their attention to the XXI Olympiad that began on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro.
As the country prepares to host the Olympic games it simultaneously battles with corruption, an issue which, a leading attorney in the Petrobras scandal characterizes as a “monster” in Brazil.
Together with the current economic recession, a hovering corruption scandal, a potential presidential impeachment and now the WHO declaration of a global emergency over the Zika virus, Brazil seems to be taking more than it can handle.