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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The solution to low coffee prices on global markets may be the creation of a fund which would invest US$10 billion per year in poorer coffee communities, helping increase efficiency and productivity and improve health...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than twenty years of discussions, the issue of reducing the onset of criminal responsibility from eighteen to sixteen years of age is once again in the forefront of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attempts by Brazil’s soccer star Neymar, to defend himself against rape allegations, may be backfiring. The Paris Saint-Germain player tried to defend himself by releasing a seven-minute Instagram video with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands gathered on Saturday in São Paulo’s iconic Avenida Paulista to participate in the March for the Decriminalization of Marijuana. Marches such as these have been recorded around Brazil since...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Echoing the mobilization seen in New York in April, France’s non-government organizations (NGO) are coming together to  ask Emmanuel Macron's government not to lay out the "red carpet for Brazil’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle between Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate may benefit the country’s environment norms. The bill, which would authorize the deforestation of over five million hectares of forest and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of the seven police officers arrested on Wednesday and charged with illegally selling public land is the uncle of Brazil’s First Lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, reports daily Correio Brasiliense. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A fight this Sunday, between inmates at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (Compaj) in Manaus, Amazonas, left 15 convicts dead, according to state government officials.According to state penitentiary secretary, Colonel...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO 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...

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