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  • Lack of Comments Regarding TSE Judgment Highlights Challenge for Upcoming Elections

    The decision by the Federal Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) not to nullify the Dilma Rousseff-Michel Temer Electoral Ticket, justified on dubious technicalities regarding the non-recognition of abuse of economic power in the original 2014 lawsuit, reveals the resilience of the power structures addicted to the Brazilian political system.

    Published on 06/12/2017 - 12h49

  • Release of Transgenic Mosquitoes against Dengue and Zika Advances in Brazil

    After the success in Piracicaba (São Paulo) with its transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Oxitec is likely to release them to fly higher and further, perhaps even in other Brazilian states.

    Published on 06/09/2017 - 15h28

  • One Step Backward for the Old Grey Lady of the Media

    It happened at the New York Times (NYT). The position of Public Editor, equivalent to the Ombudsman, was eliminated. The management of the newspaper considered it to no longer be necessary. They believe that the function can be replaced by the screening of messages from readers and by monitoring comments on social media.

    Published on 06/05/2017 - 11h50

  • Manaus Registers Fourth Death among Venezuelan Indian Refugees

    In the fourth death among Venezuelan Indian refugees in Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas, a 64-year-old woman died on Sunday night, June 4, in a building improvised as a shelter in the city center. Her cause of death was registered as sudden illness.

    Published on 06/05/2017 - 11h47

  • Even Cocaine Vials Cause Death of Marine Animals on São Paulo's Seashore

    Turtles killed after eating empty cocaine vials, balloons, press-on nails and even condoms. A lifeless dolphin that got tangled with a flip-flop strip. An albatross that died after his beak was sawn off on purpose.

    Published on 06/05/2017 - 11h27

  • Olga Benario, Killed by the Nazis, Has Her Life Portrayed by Her Daughter

    Brazilian historian Anita Leocadia Prestes, 80, just launched the biography "Olga Benario Prestes - A Communist in the Gestapo's Files". The theme is profoundly personal: The murder of her mother, a Jew turned over to the Hitler regime by the Brazilian government of Getúlio Vargas.

    Published on 05/30/2017 - 13h26

  • Amidst Crisis, President Temer Switches Ministers

    On Sunday (28), nine days from the start of the cassation trial of his mandate by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), President Michel Temer traded his Minister of Justice.

    Published on 05/29/2017 - 10h30

  • The Confidentiality of the Source and the Source of the Confidentiality

    The undue release of conversations between a journalist and his source created a rare moment of unanimity in a country that is becoming more and more divided. There was no voice - from the left or the right, independent or traditional, conservative or liberal - that didn't condemn what amounts to a breach of confidentiality of journalistic sources, which is guaranteed by the Constitution.

    Published on 05/29/2017 - 10h16

  • The Region of Brazil's Discovery Is No.1 in Deforestation in the Country, Report Shows

    The cycle of destruction of Brazil's Atlantic Forest begun in 1500 by Europeans is now active again in the state of Bahia. This is the result of a forest mapping by NGO SOS Mata Atlântica along with Inpe, Brazil's National Institute of Space Research.

    Published on 05/29/2017 - 10h04

  • In Manaus, Venezuelans Dodge Crisis and Take over Beauty Salons

    Notorious for snatching Miss World competitions around the world, Venezuela is also exporting what made them. In Manaus, it is becoming increasingly common to cut hair or complete a cosmetic procedure while listening to the Portunhol - known as the blending of Spanish and Portuguese - of newcomers.

    Published on 05/15/2017 - 12h52