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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Indigenous rights experts, including the United Nation Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, stated on Thursday (June 8th) that the rights of the indigenous are...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, after an interminable nine months of internecine squabbling, behind-closed-doors arm-pulling, vociferous jawboning and dire threatening to open Pandora’s box, the Ethics Committee of the Brazilian Congress voted, 11 to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The final report of the Congressional Committee (CPI) investigating the Petrobras scandal handed in on Monday, did not call for any indictments of the politicians investigated in the Lava Jato...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The month of August is known as being difficult for Brazilian Presidents. Getulio Vargas committed suicide in August 1954, and Janio Quadros resigned in August 1961. August 2015 promises to be...
By William Jones, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil's Central Bank, Alexandre Tombini, said that he is not surprised by the sharp rise in food prices reported from February to March this year, and...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 William Jones, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A survey of financial analysts conducted by the Brazilian Central Bank has concluded that the country's GDP will grow by a mere 1.79 percent in 2014, a figure that brings...
By Kristen Nozell, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the first time since September 2010, Brazil's Central Bank has lowered its inflation forecast for the year. As revealed in the third quarter report released Monday, September 30th by...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Just two months after protests over an increase in bus fares led to a widespread demonstration movement across Brazil, numbers from the Secretariat of Transportation in São Paulo...

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