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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber rejected on Monday night the request made by the Roraima government to close the state's border with Venezuela. The ruling came hours after a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than half of the nearly 128,000 Venezuelans who have entered Brazil in the last eighteen months, through the country’s northern border in the state of Roraima, have left...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s General Attorney’s office (PGR) released a document on Wednesday (April 18th) opposing a request made by Roraima state’s governor to Brazil’s Supreme Court to temporarily close Brazil’s border...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, interrupted his Carnival Holiday on Monday to fly to the Northern state of Roraima and meet with officials to discuss the increasing tension there due to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government announced on Thursday it is discussing the Venezuelan immigration situation in the Northern region of the country and will render more assistance to the state and local governments...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension remains high in Northeastern Brazil, where a new prison riot was reported on Wednesday (January 18th), leaving one dead and seven injured in a prison in the interior of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The governor of Amazonas, José Melo, announced on Tuesday that it was removing the temporary director of Manaus’ Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (COMPAJ), José Carvalho da Silva, from office for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Roraima state, in Northern Brazil should officially request on Monday (January 9th) that the federal government send in federal security forces to aid in maintaining public order...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Four days after one of the bloodiest prison riots Brazil has witnessed, another prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region has left at least 33 inmates dead. According to authorities from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives from Brazil’s Justice Ministry are in the Northern Brazilian state of Roraima this week to assess the situation of the great number Venezuelan immigrants coming over the border in...
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