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By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - David Miranda, Brazilian citizen and partner of Glenn Greenwald, Rio-based journalist known for his role in disclosing former U.S. subcontractor Edward Snowden's NSA spying allegations, was detained while passing through...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis is in Brazil to attend World Youth Day (WYD), and was greeted by tens of thousands of pilgrims in the center of Rio on Monday, July 22nd. Argentinian-born Pope Francis,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis arrived in Rio yesterday on a week-long visit to Brazil in the first overseas trip of his papacy to take part in the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD). The...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s security officials have revealed plans for next week’s World Youth Day (WYD), which Pope Francis is set to attend in the first major overseas trip of his papacy....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thirty-three people have reportedly been arrested in the neighborhood of Rocinha, Rio,s largest favela community, during a two-day police operation entitled Operação Paz Armada (Operation Armed Peace). The goal...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Around 100,000 people, mainly unionized workers, in over 150 cities across Brazil staged strikes on Thursday. Protesters in all of the country's states, plus the Federal District, took to the streets to demand better...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the wave of protests ongoing and the FIFA Confederations Cup drawing to a close, attention has turned to Brazil’s next major event: World Youth Day (WYD) and Pope Francis' visit to Rio. Organizers...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over a million people are estimated to have taken to the streets in Brazil’s state capitals on Thursday evening, with fresh protests seen in over 100 cities from Manaus to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It was an apparently innocuous R$0.20 rise in the cost of a bus ticket in São Paulo that sparked mass protests that have since swept through at least twelve Brazilian...

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