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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rumors of a massacre of indigenous in an isolated tribe in the heart of the Amazon forest has led the Brazilian government to launch an investigation into the actions of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension remains high in Northeastern Brazil, where a new prison riot was reported on Wednesday (January 18th), leaving one dead and seven injured in a prison in the interior of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced on Tuesday (January 17th) it was authorizing the armed forces to help with the reinforcement of security inside prisons across the country. In practical...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The governor of Amazonas, José Melo, announced on Tuesday that it was removing the temporary director of Manaus’ Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (COMPAJ), José Carvalho da Silva, from office for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Roraima state, in Northern Brazil should officially request on Monday (January 9th) that the federal government send in federal security forces to aid in maintaining public order...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After prison riots that left at least 56 inmates dead on New Year’s Day in the Amazon region, Brazil’s President Michel Temer met with several cabinet members on Thursday to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Amazonas called for the federal government's help to combat drug trafficking and strengthen the security of state prisons. The request for support was a result of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To relieve the pressure on hydroelectric plants, which today supply more than seventy percent of Brazil’s electricity, the country’s government is testing a pilot project where solar energy will be...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter MANAUS, BRAZIL – Italian telecom giant TIM has unveiled a new R$171 million (US$84 million) plan to bring high-speed internet to Brazil’s Amazon region, accounting for over 45 percent of the country’s territory, but...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Amazon is one of the most extraordinary regions of Brazil. It covers over seven million sq kms of land, an area almost the size of Europe, and is...
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