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By Xiu Ying, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the massacre in Christchurch, the Brazilian Muslim community is once again on high alert for possible attacks.On the same day as the massacre in New Zealand, the Abu Bakr...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –Rio de Janeiro’s already critical financial situation suffered another blow on Monday, November 7th, with the news that the federal government was freezing all of the state government’s bank accounts until...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Towards the end of April, May Day approaches. Historically, in northerly climes, this portends the spring of life, the joy of annual rebirth. Here in Brazil, sadly, May Day will be...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The title is misleading, because there are several power struggles currently enlivening denizens of Brasília, commentators and editors. One is between Lula and Dilma, or, put another way, between two wings...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, who has played Monopoly© since adolescence, has just realized the Brazilian significance of the “get out of jail free” card. The Gang of Four, a/k/a the leaders of the...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Henrique Pizzolato, the former marketing director of Banco do Brasil, was arrested by Italian authorities in the city of Maranello yesterday. Pizzolato was condemned to twelve years and seven...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The final version of the proposed federal budget (LOA) report for 2013 has cut the amount of funding provided for the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), the government's centerpiece investment...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Demolition work began earlier this week on two newly constructed apartment blocks originally planned to house displaced favela residents in Niterói. Despite being scheduled for completion in July this...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators gathered in sixteen Brazilian cities on Saturday, March 9th, continuing the protests against the recent election of Marco Feliciano as President of the Human Rights Commission. A...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A week after the arrest of the president's ex-chief of staff of the Presidency in São Paulo, Rosemary Noronha claims she is innocent amid accusations of influence peddling and corruption....
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