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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – With over twenty judges threatened with death and living under police protection, the Rio de Janeiro State Court (TJ-RJ) is adopting extreme measures: it is discussing the creation of a special circuit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Judge Laurita Vaz, denied on Wednesday (July 11th), in a single swoop of the pen, 143 habeas corpus asking for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday to restrict privileged forum for federal representatives and senators. By seven votes to four, the Justices decided that federal lawmakers can...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro audit court has ordered the state’s finance secretary to withhold more than R$198.5 million owed to construction companies due to irregularities found in an audit for...
By Bryan Gregory Sanders, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Travelers generally yearn for something new, but often something familiar in a new setting can be just as fulfilling. In Rio there are plenty of opportunities to get in...

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