Six Brazilian Tourists Found Dead in Chile Apartment

By Newsfeed/AP RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago. Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill. When...
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The President’s Gun Decree Will Only Make Brazil More Lethal

Column by Scott Salmon RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is a country plagued by endemic gun violence; shootings and firearm deaths are a daily...

Senate Committee Approves Bill that Criminalizes Homophobia

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday May 22nd, the Senate Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ) approved a bill establishing penalties for...

Brazil’s Black Population Increases by 32 Percent in Seven Years

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, Brazil counted 19.2 million people who declared themselves black ("preto"). This is 4.7...

Total Number of Rented Homes Increases by 5.3 percent in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Of the 71 million households in Brazil in 2018, 12.9 million were rented, according to...

New Bolsonaro Decree Changes Rules on Firearms Possession

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a wave of criticism, Brazil’s federal government this Wednesday published a new Decree changing...

Brazil Announces R$1.5 Billion in Reserves to Education

By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – A week after massive protests against government budget cuts in education, Brazil’s Economics Ministry announced on Wednesday...
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Income Gap in Brazil Hits its Highest Recorded Level

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Income disparity among Brazilians reached the highest level ever recorded in the first quarter of 2019. According to...
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Xiaomi to Open Store in São Paulo and Expand its Presence in Brazil

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - While success-spoiled Huawei is declared pariah by most of the Western world, its competitor Xiaomi is...

Brazil Lower House Votes to Allow Foreign Airlines in Domestic Market

By Newsfeed/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America’s...

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