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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A video of a man helping an old lady across a flooded street in Rio's Copacabana neighborhood is generating enormous controversy on social media. Some commentators have been drawing comparisons...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report shows a historic increase in the number of billionaires globally last year, and even amidst an economic crisis Brazil has gained twelve more in the period, jumping...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that more than fifty million Brazilians, nearly 25 percent of the population, live below the...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A number of celebrities visiting Brazil for the country’s famous Carnival celebrations have taken time out from the festivities to visit a favela, one of the informal housing developments...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the last two decades according to some reports. The socialist policies of the current and previous...
Opinion, by Michael KerlinRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - University entrance exam season starts next month all across Brazil. That means nerves are running high, particularly for hundreds of thousands of young men and women from low-income communities who hope...

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