2016

2016

Hydra of Lerna: Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Action Goes After Ministers and Governor Brazil's Federal Police officers executed warrants for Operation Hydra of Lerna at the Workers' Party (PT) state headquarters in Salvador, Bahia state's capital city, at Propeg advertising company and at OAS construction company, also investigated under Operation Car Wash. Read More ...

A Floating Lodge in the Amazon Preserves Nature While Providing for the Locals The Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve is approximately 600 km off of the Amazonas state capital Manaus. There, protecting the fauna and the flora is a priority, as is the well being of riverside communities' residents. Read More ...

Planos de SaúdeArquivo/Agência Brasil O número de brasileiros que abandonaram os planos de saúde em 2016 caiu 2,8%, na comparação com o ano anterior. Foram 1,37 milhão de pessoas que deixaram os planos de saúde no ano passado, de acordo com o Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar (IESS). A Região Sudeste puxou a queda do total...

Brazil's New Electoral Rules to Fight Corruption Help the Rich and Evangelical Churches Brazilians expressed their disenchantment and frustration on Sunday's municipal elections punishing parties involved in the major corruption schemes and political disputes as the country's economy has plunged into the worst economic recession almost a century including the loss of millions of jobs. Read More ...

High Abstention in Brazil Shows an Angry and Frustrated Electorate The first round of municipal elections in Brazil having transpired with no major incidents, results show that 27 municipalities in the country (18 of which capital cities) now await a second round of vote for mayor, to be held on October 30. Read More ...

In Brazil, Favela-based Community News Outlets Are Blossoming Unhappy with the portrayal of her community in the mainstream press, single mother Carla Siccos decided to create her own media platform to highlight a different side of life in Rio de Janeiro's infamous City of God Read More ...

Snowden's Brazilian Friend in Rio Wins a Seat as a Councilman Brazilian activist David Miranda, a personal friend of the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, was elected to the City Council of Rio de Janeiro during the municipal elections on October 2 as a candidate for PSOL, a leftist party. Snowden had endorsed him. Read More ...

Cuba bate recorde de turistas em 2016, com 4 milhões de visitantes O aumento do número de visitantes dos Estados Unidos e da Europa é um dos principais responsáveis por essa estatística -Agência Lusa/EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa/Direitos Reservados Cuba alcançou o recorde de 4 milhões de turistas em 2016, um avanço de 13% em relação ao ano anterior. O aumento...

Found in the '50s in Brazil, Giant Dinosaur Only Now Revealed to the World Brazilian scientists announced the discovery of the biggest dinosaur found in Brazil to date. The specimen belongs to a new species of titanosaur, dubbed Austroposeidon magnificus. Read More ...

Lula, Brazil's Ex-president, One Step Closer to Jail Brazil's Supreme Court approved a request to probe former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva alleged involvement in a corruption ring involving Petrobras, the state-controlled oil multinational. Read More ...

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