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By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday Governor Sérgio Cabral announced that a Police Pacification Unit (UPP) would be installed in the Complexo da Mangueira on November 3rd. The UPP in Mangueira will be the...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Rousseff ordered a thirty-day inquiry into all contracts signed by Brazilian federal government agencies with NGOs Monday, subsequently suspending all transactions over the period.  The nonprofits' performances and regularity...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A bill to distribute oil royalties more evenly amongst Brazil's 27 states passed its first hurdle when it received approval from Brazil's Senate last Wednesday, October 19th.  The proposal now...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly 100,000 doctors and health professionals of the Unified Health System (SUS) in 21 states across Brazil will protest today against low pay and poor working conditions. Surgeries, examinations and...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cariocas and expatriates alike stormed Shenanigan's Irish Pub in Ipanema this past Saturday to help commemorate its ten year anniversary as the most celebrated Irish pub in Rio.  The party...
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