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  • Datafolha Research Suggests Brazilians Know Very Little about Diabetes

    A Datafolha survey corroborated a reality that doctors see on a daily basis: Brazilians know very little about diabetes. When asked about their knowledge of the disease, off the top of their heads, only 10% answered that it could lead to death, 7% said it could cause blindness and another 7% said that there is no cure for the disease.

    Published on 07/24/2018 - 11h23

  • Investments in São Paulo's Parks Have Been Frozen for Five Years

    The city of São Paulo had planned on investing R$ 251 million (US$ 66.5 million) in the renovation and modernization of 106 parks between 2014 and 2017. However, the city merely invested R$ 6.8 million (US$ 1.8 million) - 2.7% of the budget set forth in the Pluriannual Plan, which contains priority and management guidelines.

    Published on 07/23/2018 - 12h27

  • Brazilian Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Diminishes Lack of Alliances

    Federal Deputy Jair Bolsonaro (PSL-Rio de Janeiro), 63, officially launched his candidacy for the president's office yesterday, diminishing the importance of formal alliances while criticizing the political allegiances made by his adversaries.

    Published on 07/23/2018 - 12h26

  • Due to Truck Drivers, Brazilian Federal Government and States Collect US$ 618 Million Less

    The truckers' strike - which took place in May - may have negatively affected Brazil's finances on two separate levels. Not only has the strike raised the deficit via concessions the government made to the trucking sector, it has also diminished the revenues collected in terms of both federal and state taxes.

    Published on 07/20/2018 - 12h16

  • With Two Men and a Woman, 'Throuple' Moves from Brazil after Court Decision

    The "Filiation" field in the birth certificate of Maria Luiza, 6, states the following: "Luiz Carlos Flaquer Rocha, born in São Paulo, Rafael Chagas Pereira Lopes, born in São Paulo, and Kelly Carla da Silva, born in São Paulo". Right below it, in the "Grandparents" field, there are six names.

    Published on 07/20/2018 - 12h09

  • Center Parties Decide to Support Alckmin in Brazilian Presidential Election

    Leaders of Brazilian center parties forming the so-called "Centrão" stated yesterday they have reached an agreement with presidential pre-candidate Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB) to support him in this year's dispute.

    Published on 07/20/2018 - 11h46

  • 'Coyotes' Sent 180 Brazilians to the United States

    The Brazilian Federal Police arrested a group that managed to send 180 Brazilians to the U.S. illegally, 30 of which were children, between 2016 and 2017.

    Published on 07/19/2018 - 11h28

  • Want to Defeat Me? Do it at the Voting Booth, Lula Writes

    I have been imprisoned for more than 100 days. On the outside, unemployment is increasing, more and more fathers and mothers are finding themselves unable to support their families, and an absurd pricing policy for fuel caused a truckers' strike that provoked shortages in Brazilian cities. The number of people burned from cooking with alcohol is increasing due to the high price of natural cooking gas for poor families. Poverty is increasing and the economic outlook for the country worsens every day.

    Published on 07/19/2018 - 11h25

  • Brazilians Students Fail to Finish Exam in World Evaluation

    The Brazilian students' poor performance in the main international evaluation of basic level education, Pisa, did not occur because they did not get the answers right. Most students showed a declining performance along the exam and failed to complete the exam.

    Published on 07/19/2018 - 10h42

  • More than Half of the Venezuelans who Entered Brazil Have already Left the Country

    Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha said on Tuesday (the 17th) that more than half of the Venezuelans who crossed the Venezuela-Brazil border and entered the state of Roraima between 2017 and 2018 have already left the country.

    Published on 07/18/2018 - 13h24