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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A large installation intended to raise awareness to situations of human trafficking is on display in the middle of Barra da Tijuca's BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) Alvorada Terminal, in Zona...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The profile of refugees and refugees arriving in São Paulo has changed, according to a survey released yesterday (March 22nd) by Caritas, a non-profit NGO of the Catholic Church that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than two months after starting partial operations, the operator of Belo Monte Hydroelectric, Norte Energia, has been ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages caused to the population...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are meeting in Brasília this week to discuss issues related to their countries’ population and create a...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New data released yesterday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) has provided a glimpse of the future characteristics of the Brazilian populace. Among the more arresting projections...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI) rose nearly fifty percent in twenty years, the Brazil 2013 Human Development Atlas has shown. Using data from the 1991, 2000 and 2010 censuses, the study by the United Nations...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – For the first time, more than half of Brazil’s population is categorized as middle class, according to Voices of the Middle Class, a study undertaken by the Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil's education system will be critical in improving the country's stark inequalities, and last week it was announced that 600,000 tablet computers would be handed out to public school...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has said that the face of poverty in Brazil is one that is “black and female,” which highlighted the need to bolster public policies in...
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