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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, April 24th, senior jurist of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Cármen Lúcia announced that she had suspended a decision by the Federal Court that had previously allowed Brazilian...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The Bolsonaro Administration completed its 100th day in office on Wednesday (April 10th) with President Jair Bolsonaro celebrating the accomplishments of his administration and praising his cabinet members. The period, however, has...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A video of a man helping an old lady across a flooded street in Rio's Copacabana neighborhood is generating enormous controversy on social media. Some commentators have been drawing comparisons...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, November 30th, former ‘The Smiths’ front-man Morrissey will take to the stage at the Fundição Progresso in Lapa. Friday’s concert will be the alternative music icon’s first visit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- On Tuesday Brazil’s Lower House will once again try to vote on a controversial bill which includes the establishment of beginning of human life at conception, which would make abortion...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18th, following a live tally of the votes, judges declared samba school Beija-Flor de Nilópolis the 2015 Carnival Champion, marking the school's thirteenth...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the title “How to ... things that don’t exist” the 31st Bienal of São Paulo is underway and invites visitors to fill in the sentence with words such as...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Antonio Patriota, resigned last Monday, August 26th following the fallout over a Brazilian diplomat's decision to help a Bolivian politician who had been found...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Construction on Superporto do Açu has been underway since 2007 and is reported to be a US$1.6 billion project, originally planned to come online in 2012. The massive port and...

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