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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The surge of cryptocurrencies has reached South America’s largest nation. Brazil today is the world's fourth largest in volume of transactions, and experts say regulating these types of currencies could reflect on gains to investors. “Regulation...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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 Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would impose a fine on companies and employers that do not pay equal wages to men and women. "The wage difference...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At their national conventions last week, Brazil’s political parties nominated candidates for president; simultaneously, state-wide conventions were held, where the parties nominated candidates for governor and senator. In October, 27 states...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new bill approved by the Brazilian Senate this week, which will expand the sanctions in case of sexual abuse committed in public places and public transport as well...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned a law on Thursday that establishes a Federal Emergency Relief Committee to further protect and aid new immigrants seeking refuge in the country....
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, May 17th, Brazilian documentary "O Processo" (The Trial, 2018) made its big-screen debut in Rio de Janeiro. Directed by Maria Augusta Ramos, the documentary narrates the controversial downfall...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supporters of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are taking to heart one of the last requests made by the two-term president hours before he turned himself in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from opposition lawmakers, the Brazilian Senate approved on Tuesday a cooperation agreement between the United States and Brazil for ‘peaceful use of outer space’. For some senators, however,...

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