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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Rio Grande do Norte announced on Monday a series of emergency measures to try to retake control of the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal. Inmates at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, authorized on Thursday (January 19th) the deployment of Armed Forces troops to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. The military personnel will reinforce security in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With armored vehicles and a helicopter hovering above prison grounds, Brazilian police forces stormed the Natal State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz in Rio Grande do Norte early Sunday morning, trying to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Thursday night (October 6th), Brazil’s national football (soccer) team continued its impressive streak under new head coach Adenor Bacchi, known simply as Tite, routing Bolivia 5x0 in CONMEBOL (South...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Olympic torch relay continued this past Friday (June 3rd) and Saturday (June 4th) as the torch passed through the Northeast region of Brazil. Capping off the first thirty days...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many Brazilians Carnival is a time to flee the city, making the most of the public holidays and steering clear of the festivities that happen on the streets....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrations of Christmas in Brazil are similar to many held around the world with the main focus points on family, gift-giving, religious observances, togetherness, and holiday meals. Traditionally most...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sandy beaches and caipirinhas may take the place of the snow and eggnog that those from the Northern Hemisphere are accustomed to during the holiday season, but getting together...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) and the twelve host cities are preparing for the imminent arrival of euphoria. One of the cities making up the quartet of...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From Rio's Copacabana Beach to the edge of the Amazon River, FIFA sponsored Fan Fests are public viewing spaces to further the experience in watching the World Cup matches. In...
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