Monthly Archives: July 2019

Bolsonaro Says That Slave Labor Rules Need to be “Adjusted”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro suggested yesterday, July 30th, that laws addressing work analogous to slavery and slave labor need to...

Brazil’s Government Allocates Suspension of R$1.44 Billion in Expenditures

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government published a special issue of the Federal Gazette (DOU) on Tuesday evening, July 30th, where it details...

Powerful Politician Rodrigo Maia Supports Press Freedom in Vaza Jato Case

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, recorded a video in which he defends the secrecy of...

Rio’s Governor Wants to Arrest Anyone Smoking Marijuana on the Beach

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a speech stating that the his government would start collecting street dwellers, governor Wilson Witzel again offered a...

Brazil’s Postal Workers Announce Strike Beginning Today

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Postal workers have announced a strike starting this Wednesday evening, July 31st. According to the National Federation of Workers...

Tropical Feelings at Brazil’s First Ever Burning Man Festival in Rio Grande do Norte

By Vince de Jong & Marijne Scherjon RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 1986, Larry Harvey and Jerry James ritually burned a 2.7-meter-high wooden man...

Brazil Ranked Fourth in World in Number of Environmentalists Murdered in 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the fourth most murderous country in the world for environmental activists, according to the annual report of...
Brazil,Poster with some of the people who went missing and are presumed dead during Brazil's bloody dictatorship

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Criticized Over Remarks About Dictatorship Deaths

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro is coming under fire for comments he made on Monday, July 29th, about the assassination of political...

Brazil to Produce Less Top Quality Coffee in 2019, due to Unusual Weather

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is producing less top quality coffee this year, despite a bumper crop overall, because of unusual pre-harvest weather,...



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