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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former first lady Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva was cremated on Saturday after doctors declared her dead on February 3rd since she no longer showed brain activity. Ex-president Lula’s wife...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze succumbed to head injuries received after a car accident in Rio de Janeiro and died on Monday. The International Olympic Committee ordered a...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent and ongoing reports have illustrated the high number of people killed by police in Brazil, and the fact that many deaths go unreported as some states do not even...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Complexo do Alemão made a protest calling for peace and justice in the community after ten year-old Eduardo de Jesus was hit by a stray bullet last Thursday...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) Captain is dead after being shot on Thursday, September 11th during a confrontation between police and drug-trafficking suspects in Complexo do Alemão, one of...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another protest closed the streets of Copacabana, the second since Tuesday evening, in relation to the shooting death of a Pavão Pavãozinho favela community resident, allegedly by police. Yesterday's...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A trial has begun in São Paulo over the deaths of 199 people in what was the deadliest plane crash ever on Brazilian soil. On July 17, 2007, TAM flight...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over twenty years after the infamous massacre in São Paulo's Carandiru prison, in which a police operation to quell a riot left over a hundred prisoners dead, the first of 79...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seven people have been killed and nine others injured after a bus fell ten meters (nearly 33 feet) from the Brigadeiro Trompowski overpass onto Avenida Brasil below in the center...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - At least three people have died following flooding in Petrópolis, in Rio de Janeiro state’s mountainous region of Região Serrana, local media reported. The state secretary of Civil Defense, Sérgio Simões,...
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