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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- On Tuesday Brazil’s Lower House will once again try to vote on a controversial bill which includes the establishment of beginning of human life at conception, which would make abortion...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18th, following a live tally of the votes, judges declared samba school Beija-Flor de Nilópolis the 2015 Carnival Champion, marking the school's thirteenth...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the title “How to ... things that don’t exist” the 31st Bienal of São Paulo is underway and invites visitors to fill in the sentence with words such as...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Antonio Patriota, resigned last Monday, August 26th following the fallout over a Brazilian diplomat's decision to help a Bolivian politician who had been found...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Construction on Superporto do Açu has been underway since 2007 and is reported to be a US$1.6 billion project, originally planned to come online in 2012. The massive port and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday around 500 people, including activists, indigenous leaders, fishermen and local residents, gathered to stage a peaceful protest at the site of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Despite fierce national and international opposition mounted over several decades and a week of last-ditch legal wrangling, the contract for the controversial Belo Monte Hydro-Electric Dam project went to...
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