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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most iconic samba schools, ‘Estação Primeiro de Mangueira’ (First Station of Mangueira) have chosen to pay tribute to murdered Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco as part of their...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roger Waters is returning to Rio de Janeiro this Wednesday, October 24th to play the iconic Maracanã Stadium, after last visiting the Cidade Maravilhosa for a performance of ‘The Wall’...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a heated debate on Wednesday, Brazil’s Senate approved a bill which defines the crime of terrorism in the country. A fiery discussion among senators arose after a clause that...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has summoned Brazil’s 27 governors and 26 mayors to Brasília to deliver her vision of wide-ranging reforms for a country that has “ground to a halt” under...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has reiterated his support for Brazil’s incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, to run for a second term in office in the 2014 presidential...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Voters in fifty cities, including seventeen state capitals, headed back to the polls on Sunday in the second round of Brazil’s municipal elections, to decide on their prefeito or...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fernando Haddad (PT) has been elected mayor of São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city and business center, in a hard-fought second round of voting in Brazil’s municipal elections. He beat rival...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) has found at least ten politicians and business figures guilty of setting up the cash-for-votes mensalão scheme, the biggest and most drawn-out scandal in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilians in fifty cities, seventeen of which are state capitals - including São Paulo - head back to the polls for the second round of voting in the 2012...

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