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  • Police Action In Herchcovitch Fashion Show Exposes Fashion Industry's Labor Issues

    What was supposed to be one of 2018's most important fashion shows in Brazil became a police matter and sparked a discussion that has been whispered for a long time in the backstage.

    Published on 08/14/2018 - 14h46

  • Paraná Police Puts "Masculinity" As Requirement For Applicants

    Paraná's Military Police posted 16 new entry-level positions, and among the requirements, one stood out. In a list of 72 psychological attributes that would be evaluated, there was "masculinity".

    Published on 08/14/2018 - 14h40

  • Bolsonaro Fires Aide Who Kept Side Business Selling Açaí

    Despite claiming otherwise, congressman and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ) is still using Congress funds to employ a member of his staff who owns an açaí shop in the same beach where Bolsonaro owns a summerhouse.

    Published on 08/14/2018 - 14h34

  • Nearly Half A Million Black And Biracial Brazilians Joined The Upper And Middle Classes

    In 2017, almost 500,000 self-declared blacks and biracial Brazilian ascended to classes A and B (the Brazilian equivalent to upper and middle classes). This movement is opposite to last year's general trend, when 800,000 people left the upper socioeconomic levels.

    Published on 08/13/2018 - 11h07

  • Changes in Law and Culture Expand Fathers' Roles in Brazil

    It's still far from a typical occurrence, but the number of Brazilian households with a father as the single parent is growing. At 3.6% of the total number of families in the country, it is still a small fraction, but one that grew 16% from 2005 to 2015, the last year with available data.

    Published on 08/13/2018 - 11h01

  • Russia Expands GPS Network With New Station in Brazil

    Russia will expand its network of satellite control bases for their own GPS system, with a fifth station in Brazil,

    Published on 08/10/2018 - 13h47

  • US Issues Alert Agains Brazilian Butt Lift

    A group of American plastic surgery associations released an alert on Monday (6) warning against the risks of the so-called "Brazilian buff lift", a popular procedure that enlarges the patient's buttocks using her own body fat.

    Published on 08/09/2018 - 12h36

  • Follow Jorge Amado's Footsteps in Recife

    Writer Jorge Amado used to spend summer vacations with his family in the Pernambuco capital. During his time in Recife, he liked to "play poker and hang out with his friends," according to painter and poet Tania Carneiro Leão, 82, who witnessed these stays.

    Published on 08/08/2018 - 13h12

  • Brazil Ranks Bottom in Industrial Automation Ranking

    Brazil ranked 39th in a ranking of 44 countries on the usage of industrial automation. The leader is South Korea, with 631 robots per 10,000 workers, followed by Singapore (488) and Germany (309).

    Published on 08/07/2018 - 07h43

  • Lula Withdraws Jail Release Request to Avoid Debate about his Eligibility

    Former president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, nominated as the Worker's Party (PT) presidential candidate, decided on Monday to withdraw his request for jail release to the Brazilian Supreme Court, because his legal team reluctantly acknowledges that the request would bring about questions about his eligibility.

    Published on 08/07/2018 - 06h19