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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...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – An important year is ahead for Brazil as it steps further into international spotlight to host one of the biggest sports events on the globe. The FIFA Word Cup football (soccer) tournament...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Around fifty million people in northeastern Brazil were affected by a regionwide blackout on Wednesday afternoon. The power outage was the result of a manmade fire in a rural area of Piauí...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Nine states make up what is considered the "Northeast" of Brazil, stretching from sun-blazing Bahia all the way up to unspoiled Maranhão State. A world away from the city beaches of...

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