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  • 19 Apr/2019

    Brazil top Court Backs Down on News Censorship

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After widespread condemnation and criticism by his own Chief Federal Prosecutor, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes has revoked censorship he imposed on two media outlets reporting on a corruption investigation. Brazil’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Raquel Dodge accused the nation’s highest court of violating...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Come and Have a Look at Lenny Kravitz’s Mansion Outside of Rio

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Lenny Kravitz knows a thing or two about seduction. As a Grammy Award-winning musician—and as a designer—he has crafted an extraordinarily idiosyncratic vision that fuses disparate genres, periods, styles, and influences. The 54-year-old rocker remains one of the coolest cats on the planet, constantly upending […] The post...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Murder Rates in Brazil Drop

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to the same period last year, according to G1’s national homicide index. The index is based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District. According to […] The post Murder Rates in Brazil Drop appeared first on The...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Latam Fears End of Avianca – Only 5 Airplanes Left by the End of Next Week

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – By the end of next week, Avianca Brazil should have its fleet reduced from 26 to 5 aircrafts. The company recently lost ten airplanes after the jet leaseholders won an open court clash over the airline’s default. The situation of Avianca worries Latam, who has […] The post Latam Fears End of Avianca – Only 5 Airplanes...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Putin’s Favorite Enemy in Brazil This Weekend

    By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorite enemy is coming to Brazil. The punk rock band Pussy Riot will be performing at Abril Pro Rock (Pernambuco music festival, April 19th) and the Fabrique Club (April 20th) in their first South American tour. Last weekend, the band was in Argentina, […] The post Putin’s Favorite Enemy in Brazil...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Brazil’s Petrobras Announces 4.84 Percent Increase in Diesel Fuel Prices

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Petrobras CEO Roberto Castello Branco announced an increase of R$0.10 per liter of diesel at refineries. The 4.84 percent increase is lower than the 5.7 percent the company announced and then suspended last week. According to Castello Branco, the company’s pricing policy will continue to […] The post Brazil’s Petrobras...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Bolsonaro Threatens to Fire Funai Leadership

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a meeting with indigenous people of different ethnicities on Wednesday, President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to promote layoffs at the National Indian Foundation (Funai) – the governmental protection agency for Indian interests and their culture – if the agency does not do what the indigenous […] The post Bolsonaro...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Rancher Who Ordered Murder of Sister Stang’s Arrested

    By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – One of the Brazilian ranchers found guilty of ordering the murder of American-born missionary Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005, Regivaldo Pereira Galvão was arrested this week after eluding police officers since February. Galvão was convicted of ordering the slaying of Stang, better known in Brazil as Sister […] The post Rancher Who...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Thursday, April 18, 2019

    We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Cafuá & Burburinho (Jardins) – Tonight, the Cafuá party debuts at Mangaba house, in Rua Augusta. DJs Birão Ramin, Tiago Costa, André Pereira, and Everton Batista will be blending […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Thursday, April 18, 2019 appeared first...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Chief Federal Prosecutor is Accusing Brazil’s top Court of Violating Constitution

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Raquel Dodge is accusing the nation’s highest court of violating the constitution with an order for news organizations to withdraw some online reports on a corruption investigation that include references to one of the tribunal’s justices. The court told the news […] The post...