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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, but not for fans of samba, who will be treated to two live performances at Rio’s MAR, or Museu de Arte (Museum...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Since the early hours of Sunday (July 16th), two hundred members of the Munduruku native indigenous tribe in Brazil have occupied the construction site of the São Manoel Hydroelectric Power...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow, March 8th, from 4PM, women will gather outside Rio de Janeiro’s Candelária church in Centro to commemorate International Women’s Day. This year’s event calls special attention not just to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday (December 6th) afternoon, the normally busy streets of Rio’s commercial Centro neighborhood resembled a combat zone as tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, fire bombs, stones and other...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the second straight day members of Brazilian indigenous communities protest in Brasilia against government indigenous programs. On Wednesday morning several indigenous leaders tried to occupy buildings in the Brazilian...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Rio de Janeiro’s Legislative Assembly House (Alerj) on Wednesday, November 16th, to pressure legislators to reject the governor's latest financial project for the city....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, announced this week that his administration would be increasing the Ministry of Culture’s budget by more than forty percent. The ministry was the focus of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the reassurances by the state government that wages would be paid with the aid sent by the federal government for security in Rio, tourists arriving at the Tom Jobim...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim president of Brazil, Michel Temer, gave his first TV interview on Sunday night as temporary leader of the country. In several cities all over the country, however, people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a heated debate on Wednesday, Brazil’s Senate approved a bill which defines the crime of terrorism in the country. A fiery discussion among senators arose after a clause that...
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