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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It started off so innocently – people safely secure in their homes. Bolivia had just undergone a revolution that kept people from moving beyond their immediate neighborhoods for 21 days. How different could this...
By Tatiana Lima, translated by Carolyn Oliveira RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On June 15, the state of Rio de Janeiro exceeded 80,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and nearly 8,000 deaths, according to the State Health Secretariat. 5,090 of these deaths...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Government has excluded from its annual human rights report, Disque Direitos Humanos (Dial Human Rights), the indicators on police violence committed in Brazil in 2019, the first year of the Bolsonaro administration....
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the past ten days at least three supra-partisan social movements were created in Brazil to protect what they claim is the country’s apparently shaky democracy. But the refusal of key left- and right-wing players...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Miguel Otávio Santana da Silva, 5, died last Tuesday, June 2nd, when he fell from the ninth floor of a building in the São José neighborhood in central Recife, Pernambuco. The boy was accompanying his...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, June 4th, the city of Florianópolis completed one month without new deaths from Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The last recorded death in the capital of Santa Catarina state...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Faced with a pandemic that has left the airline industry virtually inoperative and has imposed severe social distancing measures, flight searches on Google have reached an all-time low in Brazil. The data were compiled by...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "How are anti-vaxxers doing now?" jokingly wondered host and comedian Pablo Motos on his Spanish TV show a few weeks ago. Since the pandemic erupted, jokes have multiplied about this group suspicious of needles. It...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death of African-American George Floyd during a police intervention in the US city of Minneapolis caused bewilderment and anger in Latin America and in the US Latino community alike. Several well-known leftist politicians in...

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