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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) President Nicolas Maduro seized total control of Venezuela's political institutions on Sunday, December 6th, with a sweeping victory in legislative elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties. Maduro and his left-wing allies...
by Andrea Tosta RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Venezuelans vote Sunday in legislative elections set to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power and further weaken his US-backed opposition rival Juan Guaidó, who is leading a boycott of the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's biggest problem is that, institutionally, it’s living a lie. The 1988 Constitution created an essentially parliamentary system with many institutional features that do not belong to a presidential one. ...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The parliament of Rio de Janeiro, ALERJ, has approved a law punishing the openly carrying of so-called armas brancas (white weapons), including knives, pocket knives and daggers in the...

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