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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The largest flood in 119 years in the state affects communities controlled by drug trafficking, where donations are prevented from reaching. A wave of violence led to vaccination being suspended. Leyna Paula da Costa Rego,...
By Fabián Medina Sánchez RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Infobae) The population calls them "Black Sundays". Every Sunday fuel stations in Nicaragua change the prices of their displays. In the past they used to go up or down, according to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report by The Economist alerting to the advance of populist alternatives in different Latin American countries included Argentina among the first places in terms of investor risk. Only Venezuela, Haiti and Cuba score higher...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Travel across Brazil and you’ll spot signs almost everywhere for BR Distribuidora, the owner of South America’s largest gas station chain. The familiar green-and-yellow logo of the company, formerly a unit of state oil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, defended once again his shoot-to-kill attitude when it comes to criminals. The governor has compared criminals and drug traffickers as ‘terrorists’...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ceará state transfers twenty leaders of organized crime jailed in the state to federal prisons to try to curb the wave of violence that has gripped the state since...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In his first press conference after accepting the position of Justice Minister in the new Bolsonaro Administration, federal judge Sergio Moro said the invitation had nothing to do with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann, announced on Friday (July 20th) the creation of the National Commission on Intelligence and Operations whose main objective will be to combat organized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent wave of killings in the Northeastern state of Ceara has led Brazil’s President Michel Temer to authorize a Federal Police intelligence team task force to the state to...

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