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By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to expand the social welfare program created by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Created by the Workers' Party in 2003, the Bolsa Família (Family Fund) has...
By Fabio Teixeira/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro is accused of using prisoners as volunteer workers to maintain jails in a move that human rights experts said was illegal and akin to slavery. Brazil's penal system has...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to Cíntia de Paulo, of Casa do Brasil, a non-profit association in Lisbon, a new wave of immigrants to Portugal is underway, and gaining in momentum. Her organisation works...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in an interview with Jovem Pan Radio he is working with the U.S. government to sow dissent within the Venezuelan army. Bolsonaro said that if there...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even if the Fiscal Recovery Regime (RRF) is renewed until 2023, the debt of the State of Rio de Janeiro with the Union is unpayable unless there is a structural...
By Gabriel Stargardter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Before Brazilian prosecutors could conduct an inspection last year of the prison considered the country's worst, its warden had to clear their visit with the jail's de facto authorities: in-house prison gangs. As...
By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 2,500 indigenous people from the five regions of Brazil and representing more than 100 tribes are expected to gather in Brasília at the end of the month for...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Crimefighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras in which around US$ 701 million (700 million...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian unit of Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday it was initiating a voluntary layoff program for its plant in Camaçari, in the northeast state of Bahia, with the...

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