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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lower house of Argentina's congress approved the legalization of abortion on Friday, December 11th, sending the proposal to the Senate -- which rejected a similar bill two years ago. The legislation, which would allow...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A bill to legalize abortion in Argentina, which is being pushed by center-left President Alberto Fernandez, is set to be debated in the lower house of Congress on Thursday amid widespread protests for and...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio-based author Gordon Lewis has experienced continued success with the release of the short film ‘Secret Child – The Bridge’ based on the first part of his memoir 'Secret Child.' The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court started to hear arguments Friday morning (August 3rd) regarding the decriminalization of abortion in the country. More than fifty people, from health workers, to scientists, to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- On Tuesday Brazil’s Lower House will once again try to vote on a controversial bill which includes the establishment of beginning of human life at conception, which would make abortion...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A group representing Brazil’s doctors has, for the first time, voiced support for the decriminalization of abortion. The support comes as the senate debates reforming abortion law as part of an...
By Cecilie Hestbæk, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As last Sunday’s "gay parade" in Copacabana attracted over 800,000 people to the city's most famous beach, Brazilian policy-makers still struggle with human rights legislation supporting homosexuals and protecting the...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A recent study conducted by the University of Brasilia has revealed that one in five Brazilian women (22 percent) under forty years of age have undergone at least one illegal...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO - The A word, Abortion, there are few more emotionally charged issues in society today. It has been a divisive flash-point in the U.S., legal since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision....



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