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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The investigation into the alleged kickback scheme of Rio's Legislative Assembly (ALERJ) employees' wages, the so-called 'rachadinha' (splitting), is expected to progress this year over suspected money laundering through a chocolate store located in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The deaths of inmates in Rio de Janeiro state due to diseases acquired during incarceration, increased by 114 percent between 2010 and 2017, according to a survey conducted by the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Prosecutors Office is asking for explanations from Rio de Janeiro state’s governor, Wilson Witzel, on declarations that snipers were already being used to shoot people considered a danger to...
 By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Representatives of the Rio de Janeiro Assembly will being sworn in today for the upcoming four-year term, but six of the seventy members will be unable to attend the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Continuing our curmudgeonly concentration on the State of Rio de Janeiro, we look at its legislative assembly (ALERJ), where the October 7th election decidedly created surprises, the greatest being the success...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, Rio State Assembly (“ALERJ”) voted, 39 to 19, to release three of its officers from jail, where they had been sent by a unanimous vote of the Federal Appeals...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new phase of the Lava Jato Operation, Brazil's Federal Police arrested thirteen politicians and businessmen in Rio on Tuesday, November 14th. They are accused of crimes ranging...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizers say that over 10,000 protesters came together yesterday, March 2nd, to demonstrate against the financial plan proposed by Governor Luiz Fernando, nicknamed "Pezão" (Bigfoot). The budget-cutting measures in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The parliament of Rio de Janeiro, ALERJ, has approved a law punishing the openly carrying of so-called armas brancas (white weapons), including knives, pocket knives and daggers in the...

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