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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study, government news agencies are reporting about seventeen million children under the age of fourteen - equivalent to 40.2 percent of the Brazilian population in this...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The harshest economic crisis in Brazil in decades could push up to 3.6 million Brazilian back below the poverty line by the end of 2017, says a World Bank report...
Opinion, by Paul J. Griffiths RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Catholics around the world, there is no greater force for change than the views of a pope. Pope Francis gets his first opportunity to shed light on...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Caixa Econômica Federal, Jorge Hereda, has admitted that the early release of Bolsa Família payments on May 17th was intentional and planned to avoid a systems error...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I will do my best to refrain myself from using a white elephant idiom in the next couple of hundred words, though tough, I will try. Futebol, aka "soccer," is...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – New research shows nearly three-quarters of Brazilians are in favor of continuing the Bolsa Família, an anti-poverty program that gives cash to families in return for ensuring their children attend school...
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 Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday in her weekly radio show "Café com a Presidenta" ("Coffee with the President"), President Dilma Rousseff announced that in August the government's housing project Minha Casa Minha Vida...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the last two decades according to some reports. The socialist policies of the current and previous...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The +Unidos Group (or “Mais Unidos” meaning “more united”) is already known for its international development work with disadvantaged Brazilians, but the group will now be helping preserve biodiversity in...
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