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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil are still trying to piece together what exactly happened in the rural area of Viana, in the Northeastern state of Maranhão on Sunday, as members of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim Chamber of Deputies president in Brazil, Waldir Maranhão, decided during the early hours of Tuesday morning to revoke the decision he made Monday morning which could have led...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Both leaders and members of Maranhão state crime gangs jailed at Pedrinhas Penitentiary in the capital of São Luís will be transferred to federal prisons over the next few...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One man has been arrested and two additional suspects remain at large following the dismemberment of a referee in an amateur football (soccer) match-turned deadly in the northern Brazilian state...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A logistics project worth US$4.1 billion has been stopped in its tracks, as the world’s largest iron ore producer, Vale, was forced to suspend work on the extension of the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Campaigning political reporter and blogger Décio Sá was killed last week by a gunman in Maranhão state in Brazil’s north-east. Mr. Sá, who worked for O Estado do Maranhão...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday morning President Dilma Rousseff met with with the Labor Minister, Carlos Lupi, to demand an explanation of why he apparently lied about the details of a...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – São Paulo’s Commercial Association (Associação Comercial Paulista) announced that the sum of taxes paid by Brazilians since the beginning of 2011 reached one trillion reais 35 days earlier than last year....
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter BRAZIL - Hear reggae music resound off dilapidated, ancient buildings and ceramic roof tiles as Seventeenth century Baroque architecture rolls through the winding streets while elaborate staircases give São Luís an almost ghostly feel...
By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Recently, The Economist called the Sarney case a “House of Horrors”. Rightly so, the case is unraveling with frightening speed while the Senate stands unaltered during recess. A sizable mathematical...
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