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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, handed himself over to authorities on Monday, after arriving in Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport. Batista had been in New York when his arrest warrant...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In jail since June of 2015, the former head of one of Brazil’s largest construction companies, Marcelo Odebrecht, is ready to cooperate with authorities looking into the Lava Jato (Carwash)...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the last week of August, riots broke out in four prisons across Brazil, killing eight inmates and prompting the UN to call for reforms as overcrowding and poor conditions...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian activist Ana Paula Maciel, who was jailed by Russian authorities in September, has been freed from a prison in Saint Petersburg after Greenpeace posted a R$140,000 bail for...
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...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO - Some prisons are worse then others, and some places are especially scary. As a child I saw "Midnight Express" (1978) when I was way too young, and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985) was...
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