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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized to Rio de Janeiro citizens and Brazilians alike for the damage that four of the country’s swimmers caused to the city...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Discussion of a Senate bill that would change Brazil's penal code to include harsher sentences against those who engage in vandalism during protests has been postponed until after the...
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 Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Secretary of Conservation and Public Services, Marcos Belchior, announced that damages in the Centro area from last Thursday’s (June 20th) protests will cost up to R$1.5 million due...
By Maria Lopez Conde and Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a three-pronged plan to improve public services amid continued widespread demonstrations over the poor quality basic services and World Cup...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pixação, the spray-painted graffiti "signatures" that cover many of Brazil's cities, including São Paulo and Rio, has become a hot topic in recent weeks. In his new documentary Lights, Camera, PICHAÇÃO, filmmaker Gustavo Coelho turns...
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