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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the start of the UN’s biggest-ever event to promote sustainable development now clear on the horizon, the race is on for members to redouble efforts and agree on...
By Lacy Edney, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who want to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa and do more then soak in the beach, there are a host of NGOs (non-profit organizations) that offer volunteer opportunities in...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Minister of Labor Carlos Lupi asked police on Sunday to investigate one of his top advisers on corruption charges.  The call follows an article by news magazine Veja regarding...
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...
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