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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA), Brazil ranks first in the Americas in the number of homicides of LGBT people and is also the world...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The report, prepared by 10 independent experts who monitor the implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, refers to "the lack of independence and autonomy of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's beleagured state-run oil company Petrobras registered a surprising surge in their latest earnings report on Friday, August 3rd, with net second quarter income soaring to US$2.68 billion (R$10.072 billion),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The non-governmental group Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated in its latest Global Report that the overcrowding in Brazilian prisons and the high number of extrajudicial killings at the hands of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new app named "Nós por Nós" (Us for Us), which was created by the Fórum de Juventudes - the collective Youth Forum - and launched on March 21st in...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The global competitiveness ranking for Brazil has fallen by three places in relation to last year. According to report by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Out of the world’s five major high-growth economies – Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia – Brazil is ranked the most expensive country to do business in,...

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