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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Temperatures fell throughout the entire south and southeastern region of Brazil during this past weekend as a front of polar air traveled from Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul to Belo Horizonte in Minas...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Men living in homeless shelters were hired by entertainment company Time For Fun (T4F) for R$50 per day to set up the stages and move heavy equipment for the Lollapalooza...
By Jay Forte and Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, November 24th, just two days after the American holiday of Thanksgiving, a group of foreigners in Rio will be distributing food to the homeless...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A twenty-four story high-rise burned and collapsed during the early morning of May 1st, in the center of São Paulo city, leaving at least one dead and dozens...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Municipal Office of Social Assistance of Rio de Janeiro estimates that the number of people sleeping on the streets of the city has increased more than 150 percent in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a city normally known for its tropical climate and renowned beaches, Rio de Janeiro’s six million residents had to bundle up on Monday, June 13th, as a cold spell...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American pastor Renée Murdoch, 44, remains hospitalized and in serious condition following an assault on Friday morning where she was repeatedly struck with a 1.10 meter wooden stick wielded by...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report published yesterday by the Brazilian government communications bureau, Agência Brasil, says that young people living on the streets of the Federal District have accused military...
By Oscar Maldonado, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A one-off operation took place in Rio’s Copacabana neighborhood three weeks ago when 89 homeless people occupying sidewalk corners were taken off the street and given provisional shelter in the premises...

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