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By Newsfeed/BBC RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. They work the same as Samsung and LG phones in that Huawei devices rely on Android to be powered. The...
By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The FBI is investigating four giant multinationals--Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, General Electric and Philips--for the alleged payment of bribes to sell medical equipment in Brazil. As a result of parallel investigations, the Brazilian...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon occasionally hears from U.S. sources that Brazil’s been taken over by communists. That’s not the case. Although Dilma’s a socialist at heart, there aren’t a dozen communists in the...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Speaking in Rio on Wednesday (August 20th), Gustavo Ungaro, president of the National Council of Internal Control (CONACI), defended the proposed amendment to the constitution (known as PEC 45) that...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Minister Cármen Lúcia, president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), said on Friday at the Regional Electoral Court meeting in Rio Grande do Norte that the court “no longer...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, September 28th, Military Police Commander Mário Sérgio de Brito Duarte announced his resignation from the hospital where he was recovering from prostate surgery. Duarte, a former commander of...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Evandro João da Silva, coordinator of Afroreggae, one of Rio de Janeiro's largest non-profit organizations, was shot to death after being mugged on Sunday morning, October 18.  Evandro was on his way to...



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