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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s General Attorney’s office (PGR) released a document on Wednesday (April 18th) opposing a request made by Roraima state’s governor to Brazil’s Supreme Court to temporarily close Brazil’s border...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. The assassination...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilwoman was shot to death after leaving a town meeting in downtown Rio on Wednesday night. Marielle Franco was a human rights activist and favela-community...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the approval of both of Brazil’s legislative houses, the intervention decree issued by President Michel Temer last week, the Armed Forces now have full command of security operations in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The total number of people incarcerated in Brazil reached 726,712 in June 2016, the third largest prison population in the world, only behind the United States and China, according to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite claims from NGOs and international entities of increasing police brutality and human rights violations, the joint operations of the military police and the Brazilian Armed Forces will continue...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The human rights group, Dhesca Brasil Platform, has started a four-day mission to investigate police violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The research effort started today (September 9th),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A week after a major police operation in the central region of São Paulo, known as Cracolândia (Crackland), drug users are said to be slowly returning to area, strengthening the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Foreign relation ministers from the four founding countries of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) called an emergency meeting on Saturday, April 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow, March 8th, from 4PM, women will gather outside Rio de Janeiro’s Candelária church in Centro to commemorate International Women’s Day. This year’s event calls special attention not just to...
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