Protests against president disrupt Brazil’s major cities

Protests against president disrupt Brazil’s major cities

A general strike disrupted major cities across Brazil as union workers protested President Michel Temer’s proposal to loosen labor rules and trim pension benefits. Temer’s work rule proposal before Congress would make it easier for employers to hire temporary workers and pay fewer benefits.

Samba schools protest against budget cuts for Carnival

Samba schools protest against budget cuts for Carnival

Singing popular songs, members of Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools protested against the mayor’s proposal to slash city funds for next year’s Carnival. The demonstration came in response to Mayor Marcelo Crivella’s decision to cut by half the city’s contribution to the annual celebration.

Bay Area Olympians return home to harsh financial reality

Bay Area Olympians return home to harsh financial reality

As soon as the Rio Olympics were over, synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva knew her career was, too. “I came back from Rio with literally zero dollars in my bank account. Pretty much the Olympics left me broke," said the 26-year-old Concord resident, one of the many Bay Area Olympians who must rely on themselves to fund their athletic ambitions.

Trump Meets His Wall at Southern Exposure

Trump Meets His Wall at Southern Exposure

As any structure built to divide, artist Sita Bhaumik’s wall has already been vandalized by graffiti from the Mission District’s youth and guest artists – this time by invitation. Hovering over the floor of Southern Exposure’s gallery, the wall is the main feature of the exhibition “We are against the wall/Estamos contra el muro".

Latino Film Festival Offers A Cultural Mirror

Latino Film Festival Offers A Cultural Mirror

Watching a little girl extort her desperate neighbor for intel into his ex-wife’s romantic situation, the crowd in the New Mission Theater erupts in a laughter that betrays its roots. This kind of craftiness, bordering on deceit, is a kind of attitude towards life most Latin Americans recognize – even in themselves.