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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay on Monday became the last country in South America to launch a vaccination campaign, with a focus on teachers, soldiers, police and firefighters under 60 years old. Although some health workers were inoculated over the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Millions of Brazilians tried to find alternative means to get to work on Friday as nine labor unions called for a nationwide general strike and widespread demonstrations to protest against...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Several hundred teachers from the public school network in Rio de Janeiro protested on Wednesday afternoon in the center of the city, clashing with police. One teacher was arrested...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Brazil team arrived at their team base in Teresópolis to start preparations for the FIFA World Cup they were met by a group of protestors, where many of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The nationwide protests of June and July may have abated, but in their wake have come a series of cause-driven acts that continue to spiral into violent clashes between police...
By George Powell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the second time this month, Rio's city center was rocked by percussion grenades and tear gas as thousands of people took to the streets on Monday in support of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The wave of protests that was sparked by an increase in bus fares and took millions of people to the streets across Brazil in June may have lost its initial...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Public school teachers in the Federal District (DF) went on strike on Monday as fore-warning of a national teachers strike planned to take place on the 14th,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil's education system will be critical in improving the country's stark inequalities, and last week it was announced that 600,000 tablet computers would be handed out to public school...

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