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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterBRASÍLIA, 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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...
EditorialRIO 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....
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - The abortion issue polarises opinion throughout much of the world, and has led to heated and sometimes violent confrontation between concerned parties. America is currently captivated by the impending trial of...
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