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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – State deputies of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly approved a bill that allows them to carry firearms by 44 votes in favor versus 11 against. However, the bill has already proven...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 9th, approximately four hundred people gathered in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro for this year's Marcha das Vadias, the Brazilian version of SlutWalk, a march in defense...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff approved last Wednesday a landmark Internet Bill of Rights that guarantees privacy and freedom of speech for users in the country one day after the Senate...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities say 700,000 - organizers say 1.5 million - supporters swaddled in rainbow flags took to the streets of Copacabana in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) for the city’s...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Forty-seven same-sex couples have “married” in São Paulo in a mass ceremony witnessed by hundreds of guests. The event on Friday saw sixty-four women and thirty men formalize their união estável (“stable...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International Day of the Woman yesterday prompted a re-examination of the role of women in power in Brazil. Despite the country being under the care of its first woman president, as well as several...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday around 500 people, including activists, indigenous leaders, fishermen and local residents, gathered to stage a peaceful protest at the site of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Worse than having a government plagued by corruption – a problem by no means exclusive to the Brazilian society – is denouncing corruption and then allowing it to remain unpunished. We are...

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