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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The majority of the population is against the involvement of active duty military personnel in political demonstrations and in federal government positions. The topic has been the focus of several crises in the Jair...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The exploration plans for the Alcântara aerospace base enter a new phase with the launching, in the next few days, of a public call for bids from companies interested in revamping and expanding the...
Opinion by Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I’ve rarely been as depressed about Brazil’s future as I was watching the giant Brazil-wide protests May 30th against Brazilian President Michel Temer. On the surface at least, the rallies were a...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Journalist Franklin Martins recently released his third volume of “Quem foi que inventou o Brasil? – A música popular conta a história da República" ("Who invented Brazil? -...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff deemed the opposition's efforts to establish a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) into alleged irregularities at state-controlled Petrobras a "political dispute" this Monday, April 7th....
By Maria López Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Valdir Raupp, affirmed last Monday that his party will attempt to join forces with the ruling Workers' Party (PT) to...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Groups that represent Brazilian doctors published an open letter criticizing the harsh conditions imposed by the Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) on its participants on Sunday, February 9th....
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was one of three heads of states who paid homage to the late South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, with speeches...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Capistrano de Abreu was a Brazilian historian who died 86 years ago on August 13, 1927. His fifteen minutes of fame arose from his having proposed a most concise Constitution: “Article...

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