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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro will enter into cooperation with Faetec and the Ministry of Labor to offer new professional courses for residents in 22 areas with a...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has appeared in front of the National Congress in Brasília arguing in defense of a new law criminalizing the carrying of 'white weapons', such...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has announced that the final bases for the city's new Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) will be constructed under an urgency regime, not needing...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Luis Fernando de Souza, known as Pezão (Big Foot), was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro’s state governor on Thursday, January 1st together with his running-mate and now vice-governor Francisco...
By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recent reports by major news outlet O Globo indicate a link between a political opposition party and the protesters that have been active across Rio. The report indicates...
By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The next twelve months are set to be a busy time in Brazilian politics, between the international spotlight of the World Cup, and the Presidential elections. Rio de Janeiro State...
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