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  • Police Reinforcements Show Limited Results in Rio de Janeiro

    "Everybody likes it," says housecleaner Maria Teixeira, 40, before boarding her bus at the stop bordering Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a tourist attraction in the south part of the city that since the end of 2015 is patrolled from 6am to 10pm by policemen wearing orange vests.

    Published on 08/06/2018 - 07h06

  • 'Mathematics Nobel Prize,' Fields Medal Stolen in Rio de Janeiro Shortly after Ceremony

    Iran's Caucher Birkar, 40, of Kurdish background, had his Fields Medal stolen after receiving it yesterday at the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), which took place in Rio de Janeiro - the award is considered the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."

    Published on 08/02/2018 - 12h34

  • Can Brazil Fix Its Democracy?

    On August 24 1954, Getúlio Vargas, Brazil's president and the dominant figure in its politics for the previous two decades, was facing an ignominious end to his career. For a year, his government had been assailed by corruption allegations, and strikes had brought the country to a standstill. Even worse, one of his aides had been involved in an assassination attempt on a rival.

    Published on 07/31/2018 - 12h32

  • Brazilian Election Laws Restrict Information Available to General Population on News Forums

    The way in which Brazil's justices have interpreted the country's election laws has restricted the information available to the general population on various news forums.

    Published on 07/31/2018 - 12h05

  • Ministry of Justice Re-Opens Investigation in Herzog Case

    The Ministry of Justice has re-opened investigations related to the death of journalist Vladimir Herzog. The case was re-opened after the International Court for Human Rights condemned Brazil at the beginning of the month for not investigating and punishing the crimes against Herzog that occurred in 1975 during the military dictatorship.

    Published on 07/31/2018 - 11h42

  • Odebrecht Spreadsheets Archived Without Being Investigated

    A spreadsheet handed over by plea-bargainers from the Odebrecht construction company with names and numbers regarding "amounts to be passed along" involving 22 politicians and officials, including two justices from higher courts, hasn't been investigated by the Federal Prosecutor General's Office (PGR).

    Published on 07/31/2018 - 11h04

  • Special Coffee Accounts for 20% of Brazilian Plantations

    The production of special coffee has increased in Brazil. Estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply show that 20% of the country's harvest in 2017 aimed that segment, which has grown by 20% in five years.

    Published on 07/30/2018 - 12h11

  • Car Wash Investigation Recovers a Third of Petrobras' Estimated Losses from Corruption

    It was August of 2014 when the former supply chain director for Petrobras, Paulo Roberto Costa, decided to accept a plea-bargain agreement with the Federal Justice Department - the first such agreement in the so-called Car Wash Operation.

    Published on 07/30/2018 - 11h50

  • Feminist Platforms Abound on the Second Day of the Paraty International Literary Festival

    The literary discussions that took place on the main stage of the Paraty International Literary Festival (Flip) were transformed into a platform for feminists on Thursday (the 26th): day two of the festival held in the town of Paraty.

    Published on 07/27/2018 - 13h04

  • U.S. Grants Only 2% of Brazilian Requests for Asylum

    After they manage to cross the border, being separated and reunited with their children, Brazilian immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months have a new obstacle ahead of them to try to avoid being deported: the request for asylum.

    Published on 07/26/2018 - 11h58