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On March 25 2017, two professors from Rio de Janeiro’s Federal University accompanied a group of 13 students from the School of Social Work to visit the location of their upcoming internship: Casa das Mulheres da Maré, or Maré Women’s House, a community space for women in one of the largest favela complexes in Rio de Janeiro. The Maré neighborhood,...

With its colonial mansions, landscaped gardens and ornate fountains, the town of Petrópolis, a traditional haunt of Brazil’s last monarch Dom Pedro II, retains a grandeur that has not faded since he was forced into exile in 1889. But beneath the opulent surface of the former summer imperial capital, resentment simmers against a special tax, the proceeds of which continue...

The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large dams, a railway, and highways, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and culturally rich regions on the planet. Those...

Dia de Conscientizacao do AutismoAos olhos do Pai, todas as crianças são iguais e perfeitas, todos expressam e respiram amor e juntos tem a alegria de uma revoada de pássaros numa manhã ensolarada de domingo. Era celebrado o Dia da Conscientização do Autismo, mas a festa não seria a mesma, se todos os anjos que fazem nossa vida...

ArthurCapixaba de Colatina, Arthur Pelegrine está super integrado no way of life das coisas daqui. Menino de ouro, ele começa esta semana um novo ciclo. Parabéns, Arthur.Carlos César LemosO mago das madeixas Carlos César Lemos, um dos mais talentosos profissionais da área, deu uma pausa no stress e foi curtir o mar. Mereceu demais!Claudia HastenreiterBonita e poderosa, minha...

The unexplained disappearance of a Brazilian youngster has sparked a rush of conspiracy theories after it was discovered he left behind a room full of strange writings and a statue of a 16th century philosopher who is famous for his theories about space. Bruno Borges, 224, has been missing since Monday March 27 when he mysteriously disappeared after a family...

Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted Tuesday to give cities greater power to regulate ride-hailing app Uber and other transportation apps, paving the way for local governments to charge taxes, require insurance and pension benefits for drivers. In a symbolic vote, a majority of lawmakers approved the main text of the bill and voted on specific items that still need...

In response to the yellow fever outbreak currently on-going in Brazil some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to the country through the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for yellow fever. The ICG oversees a continuously replenished emergency stockpile of 6 million doses of yellow fever vaccine. The ICG includes four agencies: the World...

  Behind a heavy metal gate and walls painted with murals of revolutionary icon Che Guevara, stands a farmhouse occupied by Brazilian squatters as part of a movement to turn abandoned buildings into affordable housing. With operations run from the farmhouse, the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST) is one of Brazil’s most influential housing rights organizations, with around 50,000 members coordinating more...

  Brazil’s president Michel Temer and senior lawmakers are still unwavering in their support for a major pension reform despite nationwide protests against the proposal and the dramatic expansion of a graft probe threatening the ruling coalition. Moody’s Investors Service added a vote of confidence in the government, citing the ongoing progress of fiscal reforms as a reason for revising its...

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