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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of escalating violence residents of Rio de Janeiro woke up Friday morning to the news that Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, decided to declare federal intervention in Rio’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains during the night left a trail of destruction in many Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods this Thursday morning, with rivers and streams overflowing, streets and avenues blocked and thousands...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, interrupted his Carnival Holiday on Monday to fly to the Northern state of Roraima and meet with officials to discuss the increasing tension there due to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government announced on Thursday it is discussing the Venezuelan immigration situation in the Northern region of the country and will render more assistance to the state and local governments...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After another violent day on Tuesday in one of the most populated areas of Rio de Janeiro’s Metropolitan Region, more than 3,000 federal forces were called in on Wednesday morning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension continues high in and around Rio de Janeiro’s Cidade de Deus neighborhood Friday (February 2nd) morning, after yet another violent night of shootouts. Armored military police vehicles patrol...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent wave of killings in the Northeastern state of Ceara has led Brazil’s President Michel Temer to authorize a Federal Police intelligence team task force to the state to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials are celebrating a poll taken recently which shows that approximately 44 percent of Brazilians interviewed are against the current social security reform bill being discussed in Congress. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Three Brazilian judges from a regional court in Porto Alegre maintained on Wednesday the conviction of former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, raising his sentence from the original nine...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Amidst heavy security, the appeal hearing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva started on Wednesday morning in Porto Alegre, with prosecutors and defense lawyers trying to sway the...
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