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  • President Temer Admits that the Social Security Reform Bill May Not Be Put to a Vote

    President Michel Temer admitted on Monday (the 6th) that the social security reform bill may not be put to a vote, but said that, even if that is the case, the federal government will not be shut down.

    Published on 11/07/2017 - 09h33

  • The Prison Calling

    It's an August afternoon in Timon, the countryside of Maranhão, and the thermometers are hitting 35ºC. Regardless of the heat, 50 men, who were convicted of crimes such as murder, theft, rape and drug trafficking, sing an anthem at the top of their lungs.

    Published on 11/07/2017 - 02h00

  • A Pilot in the Microcredit Rally Race

    It's the end of the afternoon in Maracanaú, a municipality in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza. Bernardo Bonjean, 40, twists the handle on Bacora in order to get to the neighboring town of Pacatuba (Ceará). "Bacora" was the nickname given to a Honda 125 motorcycle: the faithful companion of Mr. Bonjean's employee, credit agent Pedro Rodrigues, 26.

    Published on 11/07/2017 - 02h00

  • The High-Tech Lawyer

    It was the beginning of 2013 when a good friend of Ronaldo Lemos' committed suicide. The friend in question was Aaron Swartz, the founder of Reddit and internet activist who was arrested in the US after hacking and releasing to the public articles pertaining to a scientific magazine from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

    Published on 11/07/2017 - 02h00

  • Robbery and Theft Are the Biggest Bottlenecks of Brazil's Public Security

    A new indicator that includes fear, feeling of risk and the number of occurrences of each crime shows that robbery and theft are the biggest bottlenecks in Brazil's public security area.

    Published on 11/06/2017 - 12h54

  • Rio Governor Admits to Corruption Within Police Force, but Criticizes 'Conjectures'

    After vehemently repudiating statements made by Justice Minister Torquato Jardim regarding corruption within the police force and negligence from public authorities regarding crime in Rio de Janeiro, politicians from the state have lowered the tone of their criticism on Thursday (the 2nd).

    Published on 11/03/2017 - 10h57

  • Defendants Flee the Country, Getting in the Way of Operation Car Wash Proceedings

    Lebanon, Portugal and Spain are some of the countries where defendants in the lawsuits that judge Sergio Moro is overseeing have fled to.

    Published on 11/03/2017 - 10h50

  • Leniency Agreements Bring Lava Jato Investigations to a Standstill

    Negotiations surrounding the leniency agreements (a type of plea bargain for corporations) that the Transparency Ministry is overseeing have come to a standstill, getting in the way of corruption probes in Brazil.

    Published on 11/03/2017 - 10h45

  • Rio's Born-Again Bandits Prey On Rivals

    On the periphery of Rio de Janeiro, in a community hall filled with religious idols, seashells and traditional earthen pots, a crisis meeting of an unusual kind is taking place.

    Published on 11/03/2017 - 09h56

  • Brazilian Superior Electoral Court Considers Group to Monitor Fake News During 2018 Election

    The Brazilian Superior Electoral Court (TSE) is considering the creation of a work group to assess, during the 2018 election, the so-called "fake news" published on the internet.

    Published on 11/01/2017 - 11h26