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By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - In May President Dilma Rousseff passed the Lei de Acesso à Informação (Access to Information Act) and on Friday, June 29th, the new Transparency Portal was reported to have published the wages...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Senate committee that is drafting the text of the new Criminal Code approved, on Friday, a proposal which allows that companies involved in corruption against the government be held...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled the Ficha Limpa, (or “Clean Record”) anti-corruption law to be constitutional, announcing that it would be enforced for the upcoming municipal elections...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the collapse of three buildings in downtown Rio de Janeiro in late January left at least seventeen people dead, new concerns about the condition of high-rise residential and...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s booming construction industry has been given a fearsome wake-up call after the collapse of three buildings – one twenty stories high – last Thursday evening on Avenida Treze...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government is looking to change the way its immigration policy is oriented towards highly-skilled foreign professionals wanting to work in the country. Some commentators say that Brazil...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New laws are being introduced in Brazil to increase and better regulate the influx of Haitian immigrants entering the porous borders of northern Brazil. The resolution of the National...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday President Dilma Rousseff gave the go ahead to a law establishing a Truth Commission to investigate suspected human rights abuses that occurred between 1946 and 1988...

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