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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil will host an unprecedented study to assess the efficacy of combining the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Clover vaccines to prevent Covid-19. About 600 people are expected to participate in phases 1 and 2 of the clinical...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new mass of cold air of polar origin is spreading over Brazil and will cause a temperature drop from north to south of the country in the coming days. However, anyone who is...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Zurich-based world leader in the production of cement and other building materials, LafargeHolcim, is starting the process of leaving Brazil with the sale of its local operations, which total 10 industrial units, as well...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between the government of president Jair Bolsonaro and the governors of nine Northeastern Brazilian states continues high. In the past few weeks, President Bolsonaro has demeaned people from those states and his administration has...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between Brazil’s President Michel Temer and the PT (Workers Party) increased on Thursday, on the eve of the inauguration of the conclusion of the Eixo Leste (East Axis) of...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Most Cariocas don’t know that Brazil’s second most popular spectator sport is the “vaquejada”; some four thousand vaquejadas reportedly occur annually throughout Brazil’s Northeastern outback, known as the “sertão”. What happens in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Of the more than fourteen million people living in urban areas in the semi-arid region of Brazil, nearly 71 percent, or ten million have no access to sewage systems and...
By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The splendors of the Northeast Region of Brazil, from the state of Bahia north to Maranhão, seem worlds away during rush hour traffic in downtown Centro Rio de Janeiro. Remote...

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