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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the country that has moved away from democracy in 2020 more than all but three other countries, in a ranking of 202 countries analyzed. The conclusion is from the Variations of Democracy...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The non-government organization (NGO) Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) released its annual “World Press Freedom Index” report on Thursday, showing a deterioration of working conditions for journalists in Brazil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The heads of Mercosur member states met in Mendoza, Argentina on Friday (July 21st) and expressed concern over the political situation in Venezuela, calling for the government of Nicolas Maduro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two days after one of the largest nationwide strikes Brazil has seen in decades, President Michel Temer, said that the demonstrations seen on Friday are typical of a democracy and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Foreign relation ministers from the four founding countries of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) called an emergency meeting on Saturday, April 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators against the possible impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff flocked to the streets of many Brazilian cities Thursday, showing that President Rousseff and the PT...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Protesters took to the streets in hundreds of Brazilian cities on Sunday, August 16th to demonstrate against the Rousseff Administration and corruption, many calling for the impeachment of the President....
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Armed Forces will investigate human rights violations practiced in military units during the dictatorship that led the country between 1964 and 1985, as announced by the coordinator of...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Walgney Assis Carvalho, a photojournalist from the state of Minas Gerais, was shot at point-blank range by a hooded man as he exited a restaurant in the Ipatinga area...

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