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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a heated debate on Wednesday, Brazil’s Senate approved a bill which defines the crime of terrorism in the country. A fiery discussion among senators arose after a clause that...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Rio de Janeiro around 15,000 people protested against the government of President Dilma Rousseff and the recent money laundering scandal on Copacabana beach. The peaceful protest took up both...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Demonstrators gathered in Rio and São Paulo on Saturday to protest the country's hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup later this year. Police and protesters clashed in São...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday around 500 people, including activists, indigenous leaders, fishermen and local residents, gathered to stage a peaceful protest at the site of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the spate of corruption scandals that has blighted the government in recent months, Brazilians from all sectors of society are standing up in support of President...
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