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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 Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After raising around R$12,000 at the British and Commonwealth Society’s Christmas Festival, Street Child United Brazil are now ready to begin work on the refurbishment of their flagship football (soccer)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of Brazilians living below the poverty line in the country increased by over two million people from 2016 and 2017, according to a new report by Brazil’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 17.3 million children under the age of fourteen live in poverty in Brazil, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Abrinq Foundation, a non-profit organization which...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study, government news agencies are reporting about seventeen million children under the age of fourteen - equivalent to 40.2 percent of the Brazilian population in this...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The harshest economic crisis in Brazil in decades could push up to 3.6 million Brazilian back below the poverty line by the end of 2017, says a World Bank report...
Opinion, by Paul J. Griffiths RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Catholics around the world, there is no greater force for change than the views of a pope. Pope Francis gets his first opportunity to shed light on...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Caixa Econômica Federal, Jorge Hereda, has admitted that the early release of Bolsa Família payments on May 17th was intentional and planned to avoid a systems error...

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