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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bete speaks softly to her employers as she tries to push down her sleeves to cover her bruised arms. The red welt on her neck, however, she is unable to keep hidden. “He gets like that...
BRASILIA, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro is coming under fire for comments he made on Monday, July 29th, about the assassination of political prisoners during the country’s military dictatorship. This time, the president sent a message to OAB...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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...

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