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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For almost one hundred years, crying Mayday! thrice has been an international signal of distress — it comes from “m’aider” or “help me” in French. Today, the first day of May,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A controversial labor reform bill was approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies in the early hours of Thursday morning by 296 votes in favor and 177 votes against. With the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bank agencies have gone on an indefinite strike all over Brazil on Thursday, September 19th. Overall more than 460,000 bank employees lay down their work as 6,145 agencies remained closed,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The wave of protests that was sparked by an increase in bus fares and took millions of people to the streets across Brazil in June may have lost its initial...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Demonstrations took place across Rio yesterday (July 11th), and although less people participated than expected, some protests ended in violence. It was part of new wave of protest that...

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