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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least five children and a teacher were killed on Thursday as a security guard for a day care center in the little town of Janaúba, Minas Gerais threw alcohol...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Situated in Minas Gerais' southern mountains, São Thomé das Letras attracts several tourists for a very peculiar reason: apart from its outstanding nature and historical heritage sites, the city is...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Health officials in Brazil continue to monitor closely the current outbreak of yellow fever in several states in the country. The latest data from the Ministry of Health shows over...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a controversial move that has already resulted in numerous negative repercussions, this weekend, Minas Gerais football (soccer) club, Boa Esporte, announced that it had signed former Flamengo goalkeeper and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil has issued emergency situations for 63 cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever. Since the beginning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves has been accused by an Odebrecht executive of setting up a bribery scheme to benefit contractors building the new Minas Gerais state’s government building...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever in Minas Gerais rose to 109, according to an epidemiological bulletin released earlier this week by the State Health Department. The total...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minas Gerais state’s governor, Fernando Pimentel, declared a public health emergency in the eastern part of the state due to the high number of suspected cases of yellow fever. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The governor of Minas Gerais, Fernando Pimentel, declared a state of ‘financial calamity’ this week, claiming the state registers a deficit of R$8 billion due to the continuing increase in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the...
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