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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The decision by Brazil’s President Michel Temer to call in the country’s Armed Forces to try to control the protest of more than 45,000 that gathered at Brasilia’s Esplanade of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brasilia’s Ministries Esplanade buildings greeted federal workers today (Wednesday, May 24th) with wooden panels protecting glass door entrances, to avoid possible invasions by demonstrators expected to gather in Brazil’s capital...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Major cities in Brazil came to a standstill on Friday as hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against government reforms while many others stayed home in what...

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