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Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro (Reuters) - Brazilian unions called nationwide strikes on Friday to protest President Michel Temer's efforts to reduce social security benefits and weaken labor laws, with disruption expected to road and rail transport ...
Rio de Janeiro - Next time someone tries bullying Brazilian student Maira just because she's transgender, they may get a nasty -- and painful -- surprise.
The teams will then travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 2. In Rio, the teams will be a part of an "International Challenge" on Sunday, June 4, which consists of two matches against club teams from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The two USA D2 ...
Military police stand guard next to a wall riddled with bullets left by police and gang conflicts in the Complexo de Alemao slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Residents in this slum are protesting after a... Rio de Janeiro (AP ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The British school, Rio de Janeiro held their 2nd education Conference, "Crossing Frontiers: Leadership and Language" in Rio from April 10th to 12th earlier this month with the aim to develop leadership at all levels and to ...
Brazil's unelected president wants to pass a draconian pension reform - and a general strike may be the only chance to stop him.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Yesterday (April 24th) Brazil and Spain signed a series of agreements aimed at bilateral cooperation in the areas of development, economy and trade, infrastructure, transport, water resources and diplomacy, according to a ...
A resident shouts for peace during a protest against police and gang conflicts that leave residents in the crossfire at the Complexo de Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Residents are protesting after a youth died in a ...
Brazil's Luan Chagas (14-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) is set to take on England's Jim Wallhead (29-10 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 212, according to a report from Brazilian news outlet Combate.com. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the ...
A trusty dependable from the American hotel giant, with perks for loyal customers and a warm welcome for all. The JW Marriott's prime position on Copacabana's dazzling beachfront and A-Z of facilities override the hotel's eccentric look and sometimes ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The latest addition to Rio de Janeiro's largely expanded hotel scene, the Belga Hotel, has just opened its doors in the heart of the city's commercial district of Centro.
After living in the Brazilian capital for just three months, Shukla busted a number of common stereotypes that eventually put him off Rio de Janeiro. "The 'blonde haired blue eyed models' of the beach and cities DON'T REALLY EXIST," he said. "It's ...
With the first case of yellow fever (YF) confirmed late last week in the Rio de Janeiro metro area and cases in several Brazilian states spreading closer to cities, an official from the country's ministry of health says authorities are prepared for a ...
... the number of live births in Rio de Janeiro in late 2016. But some researchers believe Brazilian women avoiding getting pregnant isn't the only reason for this trend.
Already Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, and Minas Gerais, three of the most important Brazilian states are bankrupt, and have difficulty in paying their civil servants and their police forces.
Brazilian police collected the bodies Saturday of nine people killed by masked attackers in a remote area after what a rights group called a massacre by big ...
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro,Brazil's finance Minister Henrique Meirelles spoke about GDP growth in Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique ... The Brazilian government is currently forecasting a 0.5 percent growth of the country's GDP in 2017. Commenting on the ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Residents of Rio de Janeiro can present sustainable solutions for the preservation of Ilha Grande Bay, located off the coast of Angra dos Reis, through the 'Desafio BIG' (BIG Challenge) - an unprecedented program in the state.
Rio de Janeiro (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- Pastor Marcio Antonio stands at the pulpit in a one room evangelical church built precariously above barbed wire fences and illegally hung electrical cables, exhorting his flock in a Brazilian favela to ...
Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 15 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.
Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - B razilian authorities have taken the first step towards providing basic sanitation to more than ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that in a list of 136 countries, Brazil appears first in potential natural resources, but loses competitiveness in almost all the other thirteen items listed. In the overall ...
Former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, the moving force behind organizing last year's Olympics, is being investigated as one of dozens of top politicians implicated for accepting at least 15 million Brazil reals ($5 million) in payments from ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - In a remark erroneously attributed to former French President Charles De Gaulle, Brazil, unlike France, "is not a serious country". When one turns to ... Brazilian voters want a change from the post-military governments. This ...
UFC 212 takes place June 3 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card ... Moraes, a 28-year-old Brazilian, arrives in the UFC with a 13-fight winning streak and after five consecutive WSOF title defenses, the past four of which came via stoppage.
Sao Paulo - At least six of Brazil's World Cup arenas, including the Maracana stadium where the final was staged in 2014, are under scrutiny in a wave of new political corruption investigations launched by the country's Supreme Court this week ...
NSA whistleblower and internet privacy advocate Edward Snowden spoke Friday via video link at the youth in Resistance conference in Rio de Janeiro, emphasizing the role of ordinary citizens in fighting injustice.
Plea bargain testimonies from Odebrecht executives published Wednesday by Brazil's top court indicated irregularities in six arenas: The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final, the new Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, and in Brasilia, Recife ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Data released yesterday, April 13th, by the Brazilian Institute of geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that the service sector fell by 5.1 percent in relation to February 2016, after declines from last year in January (3.5 ...
Rio de Janeiro - It could have been the plot of one of Brazil's hugely popular nighttime soap operas. A young ... Despite the heightened awareness of sexual harassment and laws against domestic violence, many Brazilian women still suffer in silence.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The UPP Generation project will be represented by its Athletes in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship this year.
In this April 12, 2017 photo, Rosilene Alves Ferreira, shows a photo of her daughter Maria Eduarda Conceicao, who was killed while in school, during a shootout between police and alleged drug traffickers, in Acari, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 13-year ...
In this April 5, 2017 photo, students sit in their classroom at the Uere special needs school in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
File - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro's former Mayor Eduardo Paes is one of dozens of top politicians implicated in a sweeping government corruption ...
Rio de Janeiro - For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year's presidential race, clears the way for a new era in ...
Rio de Janeiro (AP) -- Brazil's Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it has opened corruption investigations into eight government ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects one third of embattled President Michel ...
police in Rio de Janeiro have been killed in record numbers during the first four months of 2017.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - A cable car built over one of Rio's most violent favelas as a symbol of hope stands idle today, a ride to nowhere in a city whose recent ...
Opinion by Michael Royster. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - On the eve of the Ides of March, Federal Chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil's Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Justice Fachin, who is the reporting justice.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - According to the latest FipeZAP Index, residential real estate sale prices in Brazil remained relatively stable in March, registering a marginal decline of 0.04 percent. However in the last year, ... Although encouraging for ...
Situation summary in The Americas Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 14 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Last Thursday, April 6th, Brazil's federal Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense (CRE) approved a bill that would allow foreigners with an 'irregular' immigration status to apply for residency in Brazil. Senator ...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Today marks 100 days since Mayor Crivella was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Rio. This traditional milestone usually precipitates articles asking "what's he done?
More people were murdered in Brazil in the five-year period from 2011 to 2015 (279,567 victims) than those killed in the war in Syria (256,124 victims).
And the Brazilian government wants the local industry to profit from it. "The defense market is booming, and Brazil must be given the means to compete with other countries on equal footing," said Defense Minister Raul Jungmann. To boost gun sales ...
LAAD Defense and Security Conference Continues in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil Visitors will get to see the newest technologies, equipment and services for the armed forces and police Forces, in addition to having a schedule of seminars, photo ...
The 266,000 tonne South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy disappeared off the coast of Uruguay en route from Brazil to China, hours after issuing a distress signal on Friday.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The beaches of Brazil draw travelers from all over the world, and while Rio de Janeiro has the largest name recognition for tourism, there are many smaller and remote beach destinations spread along the country's enormous 7,491 ...
When Rio de Janeiro trumpeted its regeneration of the port area for the Olympics last year, few people realised it was at the expense of the city's black heritage.
The death of a teenage girl struck by "stray bullets" from the guns of police spurred controversy Friday in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Maria Eduarda Alves, 13, was doing gymnastics Thursday outside her school in Rio's Pavuna neighborhood when she was hit ...


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