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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, Brazil Supreme Court reinstated Senator Renan Calheiros as President of the Senate on Wednesday December 7th, overturning a decision made by Justice Marco Aurelio de Melo...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian Supreme Court Justice removed Senator Renan Calheiros from the Senate Presidency on Monday, December 5th, after he was found guilty of embezzlement last week. The removal of Calheiros...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday, December 5th, to protest the anti-corruption bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies last week. According to protesters, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The situation in one of Rio’s larger favela communities, Cidade de Deus (City of God) remains very tense on Monday with residents reporting hearing gunfire during the early morning...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to Jimmy Story, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, relations between the United States and Brazil should suffer no setbacks following the surprising U.S....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As worldwide reaction started to appear in the global media on the stunning victory of Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States, Brazilian officials also spoke up on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than eight million candidates signed up for Brazil’s National Secondary Education Examination (Enem) over the weekend but records show that only 5.8 million actually took the tests. This year’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Education in Brazil has announced that it is postponing the National Secondary Education Examination (ENEM), scheduled for this Saturday, in 304 locations due to occupations of schools...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 32 million Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday for the second round of municipal elections in 57 cities throughout the country. In Rio de Janeiro, conservative, evangelical...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – If the economic slump, high unemployment and protests against government measures weren’t enough, Brazil’s President Michel Temer now tries to defuse the tension between Senate President, Renan Calheiros and Supreme...
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