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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the beginning of the year, various cases of people hit by stray bullets within the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area have made the headlines, leading to the impression...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SANTA MARIA, BRAZIL – Arrests have been ordered for four people after a tragic fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The flames...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The feminist movement in Rio remains active in pursuing the goal of equal treatment for women.  Yesterday's Marchas das Vadias (SlutWalk), which drew a rumbling crowd of approximately 400...
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 Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death toll in the multiple building collapse on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro’s Cinelândia area of Centro remains at six, according to the Medical-Legal Institute (IML). A Globo...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report released yesterday shows that since 1980, murder rates in Brazil have more than doubled. Over one million violent deaths were recorded in the country...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....
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