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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the past ten days at least three supra-partisan social movements were created in Brazil to protect what they claim is the country’s apparently shaky democracy. But the refusal of key left- and right-wing players...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As chaos continues to reign in Bolivia, with reports of looting and violence in many cities throughout the country, those Bolivians who live abroad have faced many hours on the internet trying to find out...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Supporters of Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, took to the streets on Sunday to demand the approval of government proposals in Congress. President Bolsonaro celebrated the demonstrations' peaceful atmosphere on social...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands are expected to take to the streets today, Sunday, in Brazil in support of President Jair Bolsonaro and his government. However, the demonstrations are likely to be anything but...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, has signed a measure that will send soldiers from the National Security Force to secure landmarks in the country’s capital, Brasilia, expected to be the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An agreement was reached on Thursday night by the Brazilian government and truck drivers ending the protests that almost brought the country to a standstill. Truck drivers agreed to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hundreds gathered in several cities around Brazil and the world on Saturday to remember Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, one month after they...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands gathered in at least 23 cities throughout Brazil on Tuesday to protest against or show support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose habeas corpus request...
Opinion by Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I’ve rarely been as depressed about Brazil’s future as I was watching the giant Brazil-wide protests May 30th against Brazilian President Michel Temer. On the surface at least, the rallies were a...

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