Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael is a Brazilian journalist currently based in Belgium. He’s been published by Al Jazeera, MIT Technology Review, DW and the Washington Post, among other outlets. He holds PhD in Human Rights from the University of Deusto.

Public Outcry Forces Brazil to Pause Drastic Medical Cannabis Restrictions

In a month of political whiplash for Brazil’s battle over medical marijuana access, public outcry has delayed regulators' bid to…

December 1, 2022

Marijuana Injustice and Forced Hospitalization in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Despite global progress, the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana for adult use in Brazil is still far off on the…

April 1, 2021

The Struggle for Medical Marijuana Access in Brazil

Theo, a 14-year-old living in Rio de Janeiro, suffers from a type of epilepsy that causes absence seizures—brief lapses in…

December 14, 2020