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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The measures announced by some Brazilian governors of social distancing and quarantine have led to tension between these executives and the mayors of the cities in their states. One of the biggest battles has...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last Saturday Brazilian criminal organizations that control some of Rio de Janeiro’s most populous favela communities declared a curfew for residents due to the fear of the Covid-19 contamination. Some residents say that quarantine adherence...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Always looking for ways to contribute to the city they are temporarily calling home, the members of more than twenty consular offices in Rio de Janeiro took to the streets in late September to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling the publication unfit to be seen by children and unsuitable for minors, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, has ordered a Marvel comic book to be withdrawn from sale at the Rio International...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, Rio de Janeiro’s Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) will host the finals of the 2019 Granado National Cricket Championship. With six teams vying for the cup, the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After three hours of a standoff on the bridge that connects the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, a hijacker, who was holding more than thirty people hostage on an inter-city bus, was...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Police work to detain drug traffickers, they do not kill innocent people, affirmed Rio de Janeiro's governor, Wilson Witzel, on Monday, May 27th. "When I state we cannot stop fighting organized...
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 Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – With over twenty judges threatened with death and living under police protection, the Rio de Janeiro State Court (TJ-RJ) is adopting extreme measures: it is discussing the creation of a special circuit...



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