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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The improvement seen in the 2018 annual Reporters Without Borders (RFS) report on freedom of press in Latin America was short lived. This year’s report shows reporters covering the region...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – State deputies of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly approved a bill that allows them to carry firearms by 44 votes in favor versus 11 against.However, the bill has already proven...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of victims of Monday night's heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro rose to ten yesterday as firefighters located a missing taxi with three people onboard that was...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six people have been found dead so far after the fierce rainstorm that came down on Rio de Janeiro yesterday, according to officials.Two of the victims lived in Morro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Protestors for and against the celebrating March 31, 1964, as the day when Brazil’s military government was installed, took to the streets on Sunday to voice their opinion about...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of criticism swept across Brazilian social media and news outlets after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved a message to commemorate Sunday, March 31st as the day, back...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exactly one month after Brazil’s most deadly mining disasters, firefighters and volunteers still search for at least 131 people still missing under tons of mud left behind after a...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seven dead in favela mudslides: cause, torrential rain. Ten dead in dormitory fire: cause, flamingo vultures. Thirteen dead in Santa Teresa: cause, band-of-brotherly vigilantes. Last week, in fewer than 48 hours,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the death of thirteen people in two communities in Rio de Janeiro last Friday during a military police operation."The military...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains in the city of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday night left at least five people dead. The rain caused landslides, flooding and downed trees throughout Zona Sul and...

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