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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Justiça Global filed a complaint with the UN Rapporteurship on Summary and Arbitrary Executions regarding the number of deaths resulting from human rights violations against the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As tensions rise in Brazil due to the on-going impeachment debate started in the Chamber of Deputies, and rallies pro and against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff intensify, international organizations are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 10,000 black women marched against racism and violence in the capital of Brazil, Brasília on Wednesday, days before many Brazilian cities are celebrating Black Awareness Day on Friday,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As part of a United Nations (UN) campaign, two Rio de Janeiro blocos, Carmelitas and Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas, will celebrate women's rights on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Legendary modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed many of the most prominent government buildings in Brasília and the UN Headquarters in New York City – has died in a...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Police in Brazil have released the country’s top Google executive following his detention for not taking down Youtube clips that violated Brazilian law, Globo reported. Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, Google’s head...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her speech Tuesday (September 25th) at the opening session of this year’s UN General Assembly to rebuff accusations of Brazilian protectionist economic policy. She...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Friday removed nearly all its diplomats from the Brazilian embassy in Syria because of heavy fighting in Damascus. Itamaraty (the Brazilian Foreign Ministry) said in a statement...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN's Rio+20 Earth Summit has ended with broad agreements and a general “renewing of commitment” to sustainable development, greener economies and the eradication of poverty, after delegates from nearly 200...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, enters the final 24 hours of its three-day High-Level Summit the world eagerly awaits news of the agreements reached or torn...
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