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Man Killed by Sniper in Rio After Hijacking Bus on Rio-Niteroi Bridge

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After three hours of a standoff on the bridge that connects the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, a hijacker, who was holding more than thirty people hostage on an inter-city bus, was shot by a police sniper. The hostages have been released...

Governor Witzel Suggests Cariocas Avoid Bus Stops During Police Actions

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, after meeting with vice president Hamilton Mourão in Brasília, said on...

German Media Advocate Sanctions for Bolsonaro’s Encouragement of Deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two of Germany's leading media outlets, Der Spiegel magazine and the weekly newspaper Die Zeit, feel that "It's time...

Brazil Achieves its Second Best Scientific Impact Mark in Thirty Years

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first half of 2019, Brazil achieved its second-best performance in thirty years in the Web of Science...

“Argentina is Increasingly Closer to Venezuela,” Bolsonaro Affirms

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro once again attacked the results of Argentina's PASO primary elections on Sunday, August 11th, in which...

Over Eighty-Five Percent of São Paulo’s Municipalities Are Financially Compromised

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A study by the State Audit Court (TCE) of São Paulo shows that 559 cities in the state of São...

Rio de Janeiro Not Yet Eligible for Federal Public Safety Funding

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The general coordinator of the National Secretariat of Public Safety (SENASP) of the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety,...
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Economic Growth Forecast Rises While Inflation Estimate Drops

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The financial market increased the projections for economic growth and reduced the inflation estimate for this year. According to...

Petrobras Receives Three Binding Offers for Liquigás Subsidiary

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Petrobras has received three offers for Liquigás, a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder unit (LPG) of the state-owned company, said...

Chinese Firm Unveils a Scooter That Can Return to Charging Stations by Itself

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To solve one of the shared electric scooters' major issues -- they are left anywhere on the streets after...

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Opinion: In Defense of Glenn Greenwald, or Vaza Jato vs. Lava Jato

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – (aka The Curmudgeon): Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who became famous worldwide for having collaborated with Edward Snowden in publishing...