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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, was arrested early Thursday morning in the official governor’s residence, Laranjeiras Palace. According to the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF),...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a television interview on Tuesday, October 30th, the new governor-elect of Rio, Wilson Witzel, spoke about his plans regarding security. Witzel revealed that he wants to use military police...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the contentious race for the governorship of Rio de Janeiro enters its final days, the race appears to be tightening as ex-Rio mayor Eduardo Paes has gained on frontrunner...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's divisive 2018 presidential election will go to a deciding second round after controversial far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won an emphatic victory in the first round of voting on Sunday...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For governor candidates in thirteen states and the Federal District (Brasília), there will be more campaigning in the next twenty days leading up to second round elections (October 28th). The...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than one month before Brazilians across the country go to the polling stations in one of the most anticipated presidential elections in Brazil's history, a tight race has...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One day after the federal government announced a public security plan and the creation of a social action task force for Rio de Janeiro, Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão applauded the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday (January 26th) the state of Rio de Janeiro signed a term of commitment to receive financial relief from the federal government. To remedy a deficit that should reach R$26,132...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro has seen two former governors arrested in the last two days. Former governor, Anthony Garotinho, was arrested on Wednesday, November 16th, accused of...

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