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  • Paraguay - Increased Police Activity along the Borders Has Not Intimidated Smugglers

    It's 3pm on a Wednesday and Federal Police agents are boarding their potent motorboats in yet another anti-contraband operation in the Paraná river, along the Brazil-Paraguay border. Teenagers who are approximately 200 meters away look on attentively, pulling out their smartphones as the motorboat departs. And just like that, the gang they belong to already knows that it should avoid the river. This very situation repeats itself on a daily basis.

    Published on 11/13/2017 - 11h02

  • Rightwing Advance - Brazilian Nationalist Raises Fears of Populist Presidency

    When rightwing nationalist lawmaker and presidential candidate Jair Messias Bolsonaro dedicated a vote last year to an army colonel notorious for brutality during Brazil's three-decade long military dictatorship, it sent shivers down the spines of many.

    Published on 11/13/2017 - 10h49

  • Clothing Label M.Officer May Lose Its License Due to Slave Labour

    Though the decision can still be appealed, the application of São Paulo state's anti-slave labour law could lead holding company M5 Têxtil, which owns clothing labels M.Officer and Carlos Miele, to lose the right to sell its products in the state of São Paulo for up to ten years.

    Published on 11/10/2017 - 11h48

  • Judges' Extra Compensation Targeted by Federal Revenue Service

    The Federal Revenue Service is mounting an operation to calculate benefits that Magistrates have improperly incorporated into their compensation, according to auditors, as taxable income and subject to income tax. The payment of these benefits, such as living expense allowances, is provided for by law.

    Published on 11/09/2017 - 12h02

  • Police Chief Fernando Segóvia to Take Office as Director of Brazil's Federal Police

    The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, has chosen the new general director of the country's Federal Police: police chief Fernando Segóvia. He will substitute Leandro Daiello, who has been the head of the Federal Police for nearly seven years.

    Published on 11/09/2017 - 11h54

  • Globo TV Channel Dismisses William Waack after Racism Accusation

    The anchor of "Jornal da Globo" news program, William Waack, 65, was dismissed after he was accused of racism. In a video disclosed on the Internet, an annoyed Waack says that the noise made by a car honking its horn is "a black person's attitude."

    Published on 11/09/2017 - 11h40

  • Email Indicates that a Former Prosecutor Assisted JBS Executives with Plea Bargain Statements

    Former prosecutor Marcello Miller had a script in his email account that contained instructions on how the the executives at JBS and their lawyers had to conduct themselves if they wanted to reach a plea bargain agreement with the General Prosecutor's Office (PGR). The email was made public after a warrant was issued lifting the secrecy of his email account.

    Published on 11/08/2017 - 14h07

  • After Being Criticized, Masp Lifts Veto on Minors

    The São Paulo Museum of Art (Masp) reconsidered its decision to forbid the entrance of underage visitors, even those accompanied by parents or guardians, to the exhibition "Histórias da Sexualidade" ("Histories of Sexuality"), opened to the public on October 20. The change occurred after the museum was questioned by Lupa regarding the information provided by the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF). On Monday (6), the Federal Prosecutor's Office for Citizen Rights issued a technical note on what is established by legislation regarding nudity, sex, and the access of children to this type of event.

    Published on 11/08/2017 - 13h50

  • Valdeci Ferreira and His Franchise of Humane Prisons Win the 2017 Social Entrepreneur Prize

    The winner of the 13th edition of the Social Entrepreneur Prize, which was awarded on the night of Monday, the 6th, at the Porto Seguro Theater, in São Paulo, is Valdeci Ferreira, 55, a man who has worked in social volunteering for over 30 years.

    Published on 11/07/2017 - 10h04

  • Former Congressman Eduardo Cunha Says that Evidence against President Temer Was Forged

    The former president of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), denied on Monday (the 6th) that he was "paid" in order to not seek a plea bargain agreement that could have implicated president Michel Temer.

    Published on 11/07/2017 - 09h43