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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Medical cannabis has become a hot topic in recent years. While some governments have finally made the first move towards medical cannabis legalization, other countries update their cannabis regulations with more comprehensive ones. Brazil,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Historically an agricultural power, Argentina has become a major producer of biofuels in recent years. However, the South American country is now taking a step backwards in the use of this petroleum substitute in transportation,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday, July 19, implied that he may give up his candidacy for reelection in 2022 unless Congress passes the vote printing system in electronic ballot boxes. In a now regular discourse,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. government on Monday announced it is considering reauthorizing remittances to Cuba as well as the transfer of more diplomatic officials to the island, reversing two ex-president Donald Trump's measures. President Biden decided to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chamber of Deputies may finally move forward in the processing of the administrative reform legislation. The chairman of the special committee, deputy Fernando Monteiro (PP-PE), said voting on the text in the committee...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of European companies, including Tesco and Marks & Spencer, has threatened to stop using Brazilian agricultural commodities if Congress passes a bill changing the land tenure rules for federal and National Institute...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Analysts in Brazil assess that the U.S. currency may continue to drop, but it depends on the U.S. Federal Reserve and on Brazilian domestic politics. Yesterday, the U.S. dollar registered only its second high in...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday appointed three new commanders of the Armed Forces, following the insecurity generated by the replacement of the Minister of Defense and the dismissal of the military leadership. In a brief ceremony...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, warned President Jair Bolsonaro that the 2021 budget would be "unfeasible" with the accounting maneuvers approved by Congress to accommodate the festival of parliamentary amendments. Calculations of the economic...

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