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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Education, Ricardo Vélez Rodriguéz, said that the federal government will start to apply gradual changes in history textbooks to change how the coup d’etat of 1964...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cariocas may be an incredibly welcoming bunch, and when you get to Rio, you will likely be greeted with plenty of smiles and friendly people ready to offer a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first two days of armed forces personnel on the streets have already produced a decrease in crime rate in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region, Brazil’s President Michel...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The situation remains tense in the capital of Espírito Santo, Vitória, during the sixth day of violence. City officials have announced that schools and health clinics should remain closed and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising decision the three largest soft drink companies in Brazil have announced that starting in August they will no longer distribute soft drinks at cafeterias and snack bars...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The targets scheduled be met in Brazil’s ten-year National Education Plan (PNE) by June 24th are unlikely to be achieved, due to lack of revenues, according to entities that work...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A standoff between the state Department of Education and the students occupying schools across the state does not have an end in sight yet. Students are protesting for better education...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle broke out between students and police on Tuesday night in one of São Paulo’s busiest avenues, with officers arresting four protesters. Students throughout the state have been protesting...

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