Inspection Finds Three Year old Child Slave Working in Flour Mill in Brazil

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirteen children and adolescents, from three to 17 years old, were found working in three cassava flour production facilities in the municipality of Ipubi, hinterland of Pernambuco, by the federal government's mobile inspection group. This category is included in the List...
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Brazil Considers Using Amazon Fund to Compensate Land Expropriation

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government wants to use the Amazon Fund, set up with donations from Norway and Germany,...

Favela Residents Ask Government to “Stop Killing us” in Demonstration next...

By C.H. Gardiner RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Copacabana beach played host to demonstrations in favor of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, but just blocks...

Fight Between Inmates Leaves Fifteen Dead in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A fight between inmates at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (Compaj) in Manaus, Amazonas state...

Brazilians Take to The Streets to Demand Reforms

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Supporters of Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, took to the streets on Sunday to demand the...

The Small Brazilian NGO That Could, a Tale of Incubation in...

By Henry Montalto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The triumph and tribulation NGOs face throughout the world are, at the very least, incredibly...

In Brazil Basic Health Units Become Mere Skeletal Structures, Says Report

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report obtained by Brazilian news outlet "Metrópoles" shows that several Basic Health Units (UBS)...
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Brazil Congress Attempts to Liberalize Purchase of Land by Foreigners

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Negotiation of agricultural land for foreign investors has returned to the Brasília agenda. Senator Irajá...
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Anatel Approves Frequencies for 5G in Brazil

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Telecommunications Agency Anatel decided this Thursday, 23rd, the allocation and regulation on the...

Brazil Exports to Arab States Jump Over 40 Percent in April

By Newsfeed/Trade Arabia News Service RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) reported that a total of US$980.4 million (R$3.9...

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