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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least five children and a teacher were killed on Thursday as a security guard for a day care center in the little town of Janaúba, Minas Gerais threw alcohol...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, December 3rd, Ivan Tozzo, interim-president of the Chapecoense football (soccer) team announced that CONMEBOL, the governing body for South American football, has posthumously awarded the club the 2016...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is a series of commercials on a national sports channel that asks the rhetorical question “It’s only football?”. This reflects the concept that, for some people, football match results shouldn’t...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Municipal authorities in Brazil have responded to the tragic fire that killed over 230 partygoers in a nightclub in Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul last month...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - At least 232 people have died in a nightclub fire in central Rio Grande do Sul, police have said. A band’s pyrotechnics reportedly started the blaze at the Kiss nightclub in...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Members of a newly-formed victims' association for those killed in last week’s multiple building collapse in downtown Rio, which claimed the lives of at least seventeen people, have announced...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Emergency services and rescue workers have started finding bodies in the remains of the three buildings which collapsed last night in the Cinelândia area of Centro in Rio de...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The body of Nelson Marinho Filho, who died when Air France flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, has been buried in Rio – the...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The towns in the state of Santa Catarina can finally begin to assess the damage done by the recent flooding, and start to rebuild now that the heavy rains have stopped....
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I guess over here you can put the blame on whomever or whatever you want – the key is to not be held responsible, let alone be punished, for anything. Unavoidable accidents...
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