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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After three and a half months in power, the Administration of President Jair Bolsonaro seems to be its own worst enemy with fighting among members of the government and Bolsonaro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro publicly gave his support for Venezuela's self-declared interim president, Juan Guaidó on Thursday after meeting with the Venezuelan legislator in Brasilia. Bolsonaro stated that Brazil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government will set up a humanitarian aid distribution center in Roraima, on the border with Venezuela, Brazilian officials said Monday. The announced was made after a meeting...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer authorized on Tuesday (August 28th) the deployment of troops to the state of Roraima to reinforce security. The measure comes ten days after the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber rejected on Monday night the request made by the Roraima government to close the state's border with Venezuela. The ruling came hours after a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once booming and full of high expectations, Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry is now facing a crisis, as occupation rates plummet and thirteen hotels have closed since the end...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than half of the nearly 128,000 Venezuelans who have entered Brazil in the last eighteen months, through the country’s northern border in the state of Roraima, have left...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, interrupted his Carnival Holiday on Monday to fly to the Northern state of Roraima and meet with officials to discuss the increasing tension there due to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate in Brazil continues to rise and the country now has 14.2 million unemployed in the quarter ended in March. This is 14.9 percent higher than the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the midst of an economic crisis, Carnival carries on in Rio de Janeiro, now just one week away. Yet the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH) reports that hotel...
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