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The next election for state and federal executive and legislative positions is on Sunday, September 2. This year, Brazil celebrates 133 years of the Republic. Part of this historical process that constituted democracy in the country can be known in...
In the five centuries that separate the beginning of the colonial project and the present day, three cities were chosen as the administrative headquarters of Brazil. However, a curious fact may cause some confusion: Curitiba, Paraná state capital, was instituted...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Via Liberdade tourist route was made official on April 26. The route totals 1,190 kilometers and passes through the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Goiás, and the Federal District, using the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Wednesday, August 2nd, SESI cultural center in Centro opens the free exhibit "MUSICA BRASILIS - 5 séculos de música” (Musica Brasilis - 5 centuries of music). Through August 9th...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the center of Rio’s bustling nightlife area, the neon-lit Lapa, painted sugar canes criss-cross over the shutters the newly-opened bar and cultural centre, Cachaça Social Club. Just a few...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Armed Forces will investigate human rights violations practiced in military units during the dictatorship that led the country between 1964 and 1985, as announced by the coordinator of...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced the names of those who will form the so-called “Comissão da Verdade” (Truth Commission) – a panel of former justice ministers, human rights...

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