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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has until the end of March to respond to the Organization of American States (OAS) a 52-question query about the country’s prison and socio-educational system. Earlier...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, announced on Thursday (February 2nd) that he was raising the status of his close advisor and infrastructure investment secretary, Wellington Moreira Franco, to Brazil’s General...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting from 1PM on Saturday, January 21st, Rio will see its own Woman’s March on Washington taking place at the same time as demonstrations in cities across the world. Participants...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The four founding nations of Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) have announced that they are suspending Venezuela from the trade bloc, for ‘failure to fulfill its membership obligations’ including...
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