“I overreacted” Says Bolsonaro After Having Called Protesters “Useful Idiots”

By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that he overreacted when he called protesters who took to the streets on May 15th against cuts in funding for education "useful idiots." At the time, Bolsonaro also said that students are "manipulated" by a minority that...
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Congress Consider Constitutional Amendment to Recall a Brazilian President

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The demonstrations on the streets this Sunday will set the tone for the reaction of...

Investigation Into Brazil’s Flávio Bolsonaro Finds 37 Properties

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Investigation into Flávio Bolsonaro's office in the Legislative Assembly of Rio (Alerj) finds a total...

Inspection Finds Three Year old Child Slave Working in Flour Mill...

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirteen children and adolescents, from three to seventeen years old, were found working in three...

Brazil Considers Using Amazon Fund to Compensate Land Expropriation

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government wants to use the Amazon Fund, set up with donations from Norway and Germany,...

Favela Residents Ask Government to “Stop Killing Us” in Demonstration next...

By C.H. Gardiner RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Copacabana beach played host to demonstrations in favor of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, but just blocks...

Fight Between Inmates Leaves Fifteen Dead in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A fight between inmates at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (Compaj) in Manaus, Amazonas state...
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Brazil Congress Attempts to Liberalize Purchase of Land by Foreigners

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Negotiation of agricultural land for foreign investors has returned to the Brasília agenda. Senator Irajá...
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Anatel Approves Frequencies for 5G in Brazil

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Telecommunications Agency Anatel decided this Thursday, 23rd, the allocation and regulation on the...

Brazil Exports to Arab States Jump Over 40 Percent in April

By Newsfeed/Trade Arabia News Service RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) reported that a total of US$980.4 million (R$3.9...

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