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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last September, a federal prosecutor accused former President Lula of being the mastermind and supreme leader of the Mensalão and Petrolão schemes; during the announcement, he showed a PowerPoint presentation where...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, testified on Wednesday before Judge Sergio Moro for more than five hours and denied any knowledge of wrongdoing and obtaining benefits...
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 – Reaction to former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment on Wednesday (August 31st) came swiftly, both from within Brazil as well as from foreign nations. Abroad, a few Latin American countries criticized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As tensions rise in Brazil due to the on-going impeachment debate started in the Chamber of Deputies, and rallies pro and against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff intensify, international organizations are...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The postponed tender for the expansion and management of Rio’s Galeão international airport is set to go ahead later this week despite the threat of further delays. An estimated...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, used her opening speech at the Sixth Summit of the Americas, to reiterate her criticism of Western monetary policy, which she said was damaging Latin American...
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