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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Prosecutor's Office and the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police announced Tuesday morning that two suspects of killing councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were arrested...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the theme "History for Lulling Adults", one of the Rio’s oldest and most traditional samba schools, Estação Primeira de Mangueira, won this year’s samba parade competition. The school...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Estácio de Sá samba school was announced the winners of Rio’s Série A (Access Group) Carnival 2019 parades, beating twelve other contenders, including strong...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Among the traditional samba tunes this year during Carnival in Brazil, several samba schools and ‘blocos’ honored lawmaker and activist, Marielle Franco, gunned down last year in the center...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the evenings of Sunday, March 3rd, and Monday, March 4th, the fourteen samba schools in Rio’s Grupo Especial presented their ‘samba enredos’ (thematic samba compositions) to tens of thousands...
 By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Representatives of the Rio de Janeiro Assembly will being sworn in today for the upcoming four-year term, but six of the seventy members will be unable to attend the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most iconic samba schools, ‘Estação Primeiro de Mangueira’ (First Station of Mangueira) have chosen to pay tribute to murdered Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco as part of their...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilman being investigated in relation to the murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes in April, has requested that federal authorities take...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) arrived in Brazil today (Monday November 5th), and will be here through the...

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