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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In the latest in a raft of measures to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties between Brazil and Africa, Brazil will write off or restructure US$900 million (R$1.8 billion) in African debt....
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A huge fire at a fuel depot on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro killed a man and injured seven others on Thursday, local media reported. Firefighters were still...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s 11th oil and gas auction, held Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, raised a record R$2.8 billion, the industry’s regulatory agency said, with Petrobras winning the most blocks, and...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Gun registration in Brazil has soared over the past eight years, according to research by Globo. Data collected from the Federal Police shows the number of guns with legal licenses jumping...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Retail sales in Brazil have seen their first annual drop in almost a decade, prompting debate about whether Brazil’s consumer boom – the engine behind its economic growth for the past...
Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo state, Geraldo Alckmin, said on Thursday that R$1,350 in government subsidies will be provided monthly to addiction centers to treat each individual drug users for six months....
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A group representing Brazil’s doctors has, for the first time, voiced support for the decriminalization of abortion. The support comes as the senate debates reforming abortion law as part of an...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Pope Francis will visit Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (WYD) in July, he announced Sunday at an address to mark the beginning of Holy Week. Francis, the first Pope...

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