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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) is scheduled to hear an appeal this week that may lift a restriction that many Brazilians don’t even know about: men who have had sex with other men in the last...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A judicial discussion of whether or not Brazil would enter the list of nations that decriminalize the possession of certain drugs for personal use has been postponed. It was due to return to the country’s...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday that the federal, state and municipal governments are "jointly responsible" for the payment of people's health care. The justices are still expected to analyze whether...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the presence of several representatives of Afro-Brazilian religions, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) unanimously agreed on Thursday over the constitutionality of animal sacrifice during Afro-Brazilian religious ceremonies. "It is constitutional...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of Brazilians celebrated on Wednesday afternoon a ruling by one of Brazil’s Supreme Court Justices, which would free former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.The celebration, however, was...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Justice (STF) Luiz Fux ordered on Thursday the immediate arrest of Italian national, Cesare Battisti, sentenced to life in prison in Italy and living in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Michel Temer sanctioned on Monday (November 26th) the polemic wage increase of Brazil’s Supreme Court Justices as well as the country’s Attorney General. The controversial bill received a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tensions continued high on Monday over the controversial video which surfaced over the weekend, showing the son of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stating that all it would take to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With ten days before the first round of presidential elections in Brazil and candidates still battling it out to see who will go to the second round, many economists...

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