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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Foreign Ministry in Brazil announced that it will ask the United States to release documents produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) related to the torture and assassination...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite Brazil's progressive constitution concerns with human rights and social inequalities based on race are still a problem in the country. According to Carioca lawmaker Benedita da Silva and Bahian...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An extensive security scheme was set up on Thursday night in the center of Rio de Janeiro to recreate the assassination of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the scandal of sexual misconduct and abuse by one of the coaches of Brazil’s men Olympic gymnastics’ team, one of the sport’s biggest sponsors, Caixa Economica Federal (CEF)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa, announced on Tuesday (May 8th) that he will not be running for the country’s highest seat in October. Barbosa, seen by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in the state of Paraná (MPF-PR), launched today the 51st phase of Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash Operation), focusing on corruption and money laundering...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday to restrict privileged forum for federal representatives and senators. By seven votes to four, the Justices decided that federal lawmakers can...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A twenty-four story high-rise burned and collapsed during the early morning of May 1st, in the center of São Paulo city, leaving at least one dead and dozens...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Current Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão and former Rio State Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame denied in separate statements over the weekend of receiving bribes from former...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Intervention team in Rio de Janeiro decided to close half of the Pacifying Police Units (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro, G1 website reported on Thursday. The decision...
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