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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ford's decision to close plants in Brazil was only the tip of the iceberg, and the national economy is experiencing one of the sharpest declines in direct investment among emerging countries. On the eve of...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Colombia’s Government to take concrete actions to protect the population from the surge in violence inflicted on peasants, indigenous and Afro-Colombian people by non-State armed...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil once again risks losing its vote at the United Nations should it fail to pay a portion of what it owes to the global organization, which is facing a growing cash crunch as...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minutes after Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, finished his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, thousands of people took to comment on the thirty-minute speech. While many of the comments congratulated Bolsonaro, the...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil has been able to implement only one of the 163 recommendations made by foreign governments regarding its human rights policies at the United Nations, according to a report by twenty-one non-governmental organizations which make...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The decision earlier this week by Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, to exonerate the entire team of the National Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture (MNPCT in Portuguese), will have devastating...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights and environmental organizations urged the United Nations this week to exclude Vale from the Global Pact initiative, the world's largest corporate social responsibility network, with more...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. The assassination...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...

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