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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The program to distribute antiretroviral drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS in Brazil is known to be one of the most universal, successful programs of its kind in the world. Experts, however, say other HIV/AIDS...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Four Brazilian films are participating in Cannes Film Festival this year, and two are included in the Palme d'Or competition. "Bacurau," directed by Kléber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, mixes science...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President-elect Jair Bolsonaro stated on Tuesday that he will revoke the Global Pact for Migration, signed last week by Brazil’s current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes. "Unfortunately, Brazil, with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United Nations Environment along with its partner, Global Witness, launched on Monday the UN Environmental Rights Initiative at Rio de Janeiro’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Justiça Global filed a complaint with the UN Rapporteurship on Summary and Arbitrary Executions regarding the number of deaths resulting from human rights violations against the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As tensions rise in Brazil due to the on-going impeachment debate started in the Chamber of Deputies, and rallies pro and against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff intensify, international organizations are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 10,000 black women marched against racism and violence in the capital of Brazil, Brasília on Wednesday, days before many Brazilian cities are celebrating Black Awareness Day on Friday,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As part of a United Nations (UN) campaign, two Rio de Janeiro blocos, Carmelitas and Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas, will celebrate women's rights on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Legendary modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed many of the most prominent government buildings in Brasília and the UN Headquarters in New York City – has died in a...

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