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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian officials are bracing for what may become a significant nationwide protest today, Friday June 30th, against the government’s labor and social security reform bills in Congress. Demonstrations have been...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The decision by Brazil’s President Michel Temer to call in the country’s Armed Forces to try to control the protest of more than 45,000 that gathered at Brasilia’s Esplanade of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brasilia’s Ministries Esplanade buildings greeted federal workers today (Wednesday, May 24th) with wooden panels protecting glass door entrances, to avoid possible invasions by demonstrators expected to gather in Brazil’s capital...
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 – Anti-impeachment demonstrations were held Tuesday in at least fifteen states and the capital in Brazil, with protesters blocking major highways and causing chaos for morning commuters in cities like Rio...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Thursday, October 1st, a group of activists marched, beginning at Rio de Janeiro's Igreja da Candelária and making their way down Avenida Presidente Vargas, to...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians are not, by and large, in favor of violence. They’ve never had a violent revolution like the U.S. or France. The military dictatorships were violent, but not to the extent...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Thursday as protests in cities across Brazil continued. In Fortaleza, capital of Ceará state, around 5,000 people had initially taken to the streets in...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The protests continue apace, and the protesters seem to be growing in number. Brazilian media of all types are having a feast day if not a feeding frenzy. Why all this...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Protests over increased bus fares are set to continue in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília on Monday, June 17th. The city of São...
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