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In Brazil, Favela-based Community News Outlets Are Blossoming

Unhappy with the portrayal of her community in the mainstream press, single mother Carla ...

Found in the ’50s in Brazil, Giant Dinosaur Only Now Revealed to the World

Brazilian scientists announced the discovery of the biggest dinosaur found in Brazil to date. ...

Brazil: While Flood Brings Minas 8 Deaths and State of Emergency, Drought Hits South

The latest reports from the civil defense of Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais, ...

In Rio, 95% of Favelas Are Controlled by Drug Lords and Police-Connected Thugs

Postcard-pretty Rio, in Brazil, is pockmarked with favelas (slums). More than a thousand of ...

World Cup: Rio Police Takes Control of Last Favela Around Maracanã in Hands of Drug Lords

The Mangueira favela (slum), with a population of around 20,000, became the latest out-of-control ...

Rio Favelas Are Hurting the Brazilian Army

Rio’s favelas are not good for the Brazilian army. Conflict resolution is not the ...

After Easter Traffic Jams Brazilians Get in Line for Flu Vaccine

In Brazil, for most people, Easter is Holy Week, meaning at least a four-day ...

Balance of Rio’s One-Day Drug War: One Arrested, 12 Killed

Rio de Janeiro has said no to an offer by the Brazilian federal government ...

Rio Answers to 11% of All Brazilian Exports. US Is Main Destination

Exports from the state of Rio de Janeiro grew 31.5% in the first half ...

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