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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least 28 cities in the state of Espírito Santo are cancelling their Carnival festivities with officials claiming a lack of police protection for partygoers. State residents have faced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil has issued emergency situations for 63 cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever. Since the beginning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials in Peru have ordered the seizing of more than R$190 million in assets from construction conglomerate Odebrecht and seven other Brazilian companies operating in the country, according to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Prosecutors from fifteen different countries across Latin America, Europe and Africa are meeting Thursday and Friday in Brasilia, Brazil to discuss a mega corruption scandal perpetrated in their countries by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After days in limbo, Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello announced on Tuesday that the appointment of Minister Wellington Moreira Franco to the General Secretariat of the Presidency was valid...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer authorized the use of the Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro to assist police in patrolling the streets due to the mobilization of families of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials from Espírito Santo state have announced that public entities, schools and health clinics will open as usual on Monday as more than 1,200 military police officers returned to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As tension continues in the streets of Vitória, the licensed governor of the state of Espirito Santo said on Wednesday that the actions taken by the military police and their...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s Regional Electoral Court (TRE-RJ) on Wednesday, voted 3 to 2 for state governor, Luiz Fernando de Souza Pezão, and his running mate, Francisco Dornelles, to step down...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The situation remains tense in the capital of Espírito Santo, Vitória, during the sixth day of violence. City officials have announced that schools and health clinics should remain closed and...
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