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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minister of Defense Walter Braga Netto and the commanders of the Armed Forces in a communiqué released Wednesday evening (7) repudiated statements made by the Senate Covid CPI's (investigative committee) president Omar Aziz (PSD-AM),...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The TCU (Federal Audit Court) has ruled that the Armed Forces should assign vacant clinical and ICU beds in military hospitals to civilians served by the SUS (National Health System), in cases of system...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the country that has moved away from democracy in 2020 more than all but three other countries, in a ranking of 202 countries analyzed. The conclusion is from the Variations of Democracy...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Situated around twenty minutes ride away on the VLT from central Rio’s Cinelândia station, the ‘Cemitério dos Ingleses’ (English Cemetery) in Gamboa is a true hidden gem that holds many...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security forces in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian Army and Navy troops, have been conducting a major offensive against organized crime in four favela communities since dawn today (August...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defense Minister of Brazil, Raul Jungmann, detailed the plans for Operation Carioca on Tuesday (February 14th), which includes sending 9,000 armed forces to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Carnival...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located just across Guanabara Bay, off the Niterói Bridge in São Gonçalo, is a historic site called Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers) which is the location of Rio’s Immigration...
By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Madeira River, which runs through Porto Velho, Rondônia in western Brazil, has reached a record water level of 18.73 meters and is still climbing today. The flooding has almost...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government is looking to strengthen maritime security by investing R$8 billion into the navy by December of this year. The government recently purchased three Ocean Patrol Vessels and...

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