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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The week-long demonstrations began with citizens' opposition to an ambitious tax reform bill but continued even after President Iván Duque withdrew it. Official figures report that, between repression and riots, at least 24 people...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the past ten days at least three supra-partisan social movements were created in Brazil to protect what they claim is the country’s apparently shaky democracy. But the refusal of key left- and right-wing players...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As chaos continues to reign in Bolivia, with reports of looting and violence in many cities throughout the country, those Bolivians who live abroad have faced many hours on the internet trying to find out...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration faced its first national strike on Friday, June 14th, with Brazil’s main workers’ unions calling for the population to stay home to show their discontent for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, has signed a measure that will send soldiers from the National Security Force to secure landmarks in the country’s capital, Brasilia, expected to be the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dubbed as ‘the biggest gastronomic event in the country,’ Rio Gastronomia returns to Píer Mauá in Centro this Thursday, August 23rd until Sunday, August 26th for four more days of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hundreds gathered in several cities around Brazil and the world on Saturday to remember Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, one month after they...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. The assassination...

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