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  • Brazilian Judges Claim Their Strike Was Not Solely about Housing Benefits

    After being criticized for calling a strike allegedly to defend privileges, federal judges stated, on Thursday (15), that their action was not about maintaining privileges such as housing benefits.

    Published on 03/16/2018 - 12h12

  • Social Exclusion and Populism Are Challenges Latin America Must Face, Experts Say

    Latin America's 2018 calendar is packed with elections and the region will have to address a series of challenges to democracy, such as populism, social exclusion and a lack of trust in countries' institutions.

    Published on 03/16/2018 - 10h57

  • City Councilwoman Marielle Franco Killed by Gunshots in Rio de Janeiro

    City Councilwoman Marielle Franco (PSOL Party), 38, was killed on Wednesday night (the 14th) on Joaquim Palhares Street in the Estácio neighborhood in Rio's northern zone.

    Published on 03/15/2018 - 14h49


    The bars across Rio's South Zone were packed with fans watching Flamengo defeat Ecuadorian team Emelec. The Rio football team was surging on social media as well, leading Brazil's trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday night. Amidst thousands of tweets about the players who turned the game around, a name which had nothing to do with the match began climbing the list of trends: Marielle Franco. Slowly, the drama on the field gave way to an emblematic tragedy.

    Published on 03/15/2018 - 14h10

  • WTO Capacity for Action is Unknown, Says Organization's General Director

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to increase the tariffs on steel and aluminum announced last week moves world trade into uncharted waters and could lead to the possibility of a commercial war, says the general director of the World Trade organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo.

    Published on 03/15/2018 - 11h46

  • Embrapa Reaches Agreement for Transgenic Sugar Cane

    On Thursday the 15th, Embrapa Agroenergia Corporation will sign a four-year partnership agreement for the production of a new variety of transgenic sugar cane that is resistant to borers, the crop's greatest pest, and to glyphosate, which is the most widely used herbicide in the sector.

    Published on 03/15/2018 - 11h20

  • Corruption Will Define Elections in the Region, Analysts Say

    The wave of corruption that has spread throughout Latin America has shaken regional institutions, disillusioned populations and should define the electoral cycle that many Latin American nations are going through.

    Published on 03/15/2018 - 11h17

  • The Law Makes Prejudice Illegal, It Doesn't End It, Says President of Brazil's Supreme Court

    "The law does not bring prejudice to an end. The law prohibits prejudice." That was what Supreme Court President Cármen Lúcia had to say about the article in the 1988 Constitution that expressed that men and women have equal rights.

    Published on 03/14/2018 - 08h56

  • Rio Resident Detained for 36 Hours Following Flawed Military Operation

    A resident of Vila Kennedy, a community which is controlled by the Comando Vermelho criminal organization and located in Rio de Janeiro's western district, was detained by the army for 36 hours, following a flawed military operation.

    Published on 03/14/2018 - 08h45

  • According to Experts, Legal Modifications would Facilitate Donations

    If Brazil wants to accelerate private social investments and create a favorable environment for NGOs and social businesses, then its laws need to provide more stability, create more tax incentives and stimulate a cultural shift that attracts more donations.

    Published on 03/13/2018 - 08h17