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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 800,000 flocked to Copacabana Beach on Sunday to celebrate the 22nd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, despite the lack of financial support from the city, according to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the Lava Jato (Car Wash) task force was set up in Rio de Janeiro, seventeen months ago, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) has filed twenty-five criminal lawsuits against...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Prosecutor's Office (MPF) asked the courts on Thursday to block the assets of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and one of his sons, Luís Cláudio, totaling...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new phase of the Lava Jato Operation, Brazil's Federal Police arrested thirteen politicians and businessmen in Rio on Tuesday, November 14th. They are accused of crimes ranging...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government launched the Emergency Program for Social Actions in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, announcing investments of R$157 million to stimulate the participation of young people in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to a lack of security one of the main legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro, the BRT transportation system, may...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly two weeks after the death of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Jimenez in the Rocinha favela community, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry began to inspect tourism agencies, guides and carriers operating in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An American family traveling through the Amazon region was found safe on Wednesday afternoon by Brazilian authorities after being robbed by river pirates and spending two days in the jungle,...
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