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Police Investigates Carlos Bolsonaro’s Involvement in the Death of Marielle Franco

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  According to journalist Kennedy Alencar of CBN Radio, the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro is allegedly working on a new hypothesis about the death of Councilwoman Marielle Franco that would involve the son of the president. The police see a close link between Carlos...
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Revival of Brazil’s First Black Opera, ‘Lídia de Oxum’, Will Be...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Marked by 'axé' music, Bahia is also the birthplace of Brazil's first black opera and the only one produced...

Brazilian Agribusiness GDP Shows Higher Growth Than Economy as a Whole

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The increase in the agricultural sector's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this year and next year has been revised upwards...

Over Three Million Have Been Seeking Employment for Over Two Years...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Approximately 3.2 million people have been looking for work in Brazil for two years or longer. According to data...

In Uruguay, Center-Right Candidate Takes Lead in Polls for Second Round...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As its third consecutive term in power draws to a close, with the second round of the general election...

How Soccer Team Flamengo Became Source of Support for Brazil’s Far-right...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although it is common for heads of state to exchange courtesies at diplomatic events, the situation caught the attention...

Researcher Identifies 69 Active Internet Nazi Groups in Santa Catarina State

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Santa Catarina is the state in Brazil with the second-most neo-Nazi groups active on the Internet. The confirmation is...
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Petrobras Signs Contract to Sell Subsidiary Liquigás for R$3.7 Billion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The sale value is R$3.7 billion (US$925 million). As part of the operation's structure, Itaúsa will invest a minority...

Brazil’s Black Friday Sales Should Generate R$3.67 Billion, Says CNC

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The projection is contained in the National Confederation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism's (CNC) forecast released yesterday,...

Brazil’s Primary Deficit to End Year Below R$80 Billion, Guedes Says

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The inflow of extraordinary income, mainly in the second semester, will lead the central government - National Treasury, Social...

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The Mysterious Gay Underground World of São Paulo

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Once a month private parties are held in public venues, usually hidden in old factories or cultural centers like Cinemas,...
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Man Guns Down Street Dweller in Niterói Because She Asked Him for R$1. See Video

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A man shot a homeless woman after she asked him for R$1 (US$0.23) in the center of Niterói, in...

Ten (Almost) Unknown Destinations in Rio de Janeiro to Escape the Obvious

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We know why the state Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide: Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana, Paraty, Búzios...

For the First Time in Brazil, Blacks are the Majority in Public Universities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, for the first time, black students (black or mulatto) constituted a majority - 50.3 percent - of...

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More Than 50 Million Brazilians Living Below Poverty Line

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows...

Savoring the Traditional Christmas Dinner in Brazil

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At first glance, Europeans and Americans far from home will likely find themselves contented in...

Brazil Strives for Economic Equality

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the...

Brazilian Police Arrest Wanted Drug Kingpin with Mansion and Yacht

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police said they raided a beachfront mansion Sunday morning, successfully capturing a leader of one of Brazil's most prolific...

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Entertainment

Nightlife Guide

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Jungle...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: ...

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: ...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA...

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The Mysterious Gay Underground World of São Paulo

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Once a month private parties are held in public venues, usually hidden in old factories or cultural centers like Cinemas,...

Best Travel Technology: Must-have Devices for Every Traveler – Sponsored

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Are you ready for your next adventure? It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling with family or friends; you...
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“Casa Nem” in Copacabana Is Sanctuary for Rio’s Transgender and LGBT

Text by Kees Rottinghuis / Fotos by Jonathan Alpeyrie RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Casa Nem a party is being prepared, so the house...

Study: Sleep and Anxiety Prescription Drugs Kill More Than Cocaine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The World Health Organization (WHO) and scientists at the University of British Columbia, Canada, caution that drugs containing the...

Travel

Ten (Almost) Unknown Destinations in Rio de Janeiro to Escape the Obvious

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We know why the state Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide: Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana, Paraty, Búzios...

Thirty Brazilian Colonial Cities Worth Visiting

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Built during the colonial period, some historic cities scattered throughout Brazil managed to preserve some of the features of...

Brazil’s Iguaçu Falls Celebrated 8th Year Among the Seven Wonders of Nature

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To celebrate the date, the Iguaçu National Park invited all visitors to Iguaçu Falls (Iguazú in Spanish) to publish...

Pedra do Elefante Hike Near Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Of the easily accessible hikes within the Rio metropolitan area, the Pedra do Elefante (aka Alto Mourão) is arguably...

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Op-Ed

Opinion: Can Chief Justice Toffoli Avert a Brazilian Institutional Crisis?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Last week’s decisions by Brazil’s Supreme Court STF, which adhered to the literal language of the Constitution, thus barring...

Opinion: How the Presumption of Innocence Could Cause a Brazilian Constitutional Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The landmark decision, on November 7th, by Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), holding by a slim 6 – 5 margin...
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Letter: “A Shiver Of Sharks (doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo!)”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Please allow me to introduce myself: I’m a baseball fan. More specifically: a lifelong, unswervingly loyal New York Yankees...

Opinion: When is Enough, Enough?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For each of the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marching in the streets of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Hong Kong,...

Opinion: Distortions in The Looking Glass

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This gringo has been spending too many hours trying to discern what is really going on in this crazy...