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Vandals Deface, Destroy Parts of Upscale Rio de Janeiro

The upscale Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods of Leblon and Ipanema woke to the traces of violence left by demonstrators who lit bonfires in the streets and looted shops, Brazilian police said Thursday continue reading »

BRAZIL: Car Dealership Set on Fire During Protests

A small group of protesters set fire to an auto dealership in this Brazilian city not far from where Brazil and Uruguay were facing off in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup soccer tourney. continue reading »

Wave of Protests in Brazil Leaves 2 Dead

At least two people were killed in the protests that drew more than 1 million people into the streets of about 80 cities across Brazil, officials said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil Protesters Surge to 1 Million, First Fatality Reported

Nearly 1 million people took to the streets in some 100 Brazilian cities demanding social equality and access to better public services. The largely peaceful protests have claimed their first life since the protesting started some 10 days ago. continue reading »

Brazil Listening to Protesters: Reduces Public Transportation Fees

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, on Wednesday announced a reduction in bus fares after a week of nationwide protests. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Protests Continue Over Transit Fair Increases, Cost of World Cup

Thousands of people gathered again Monday in a number of Brazilian cities to protest the rising price of public transport. In Belo Horizonte, a huge crowd of protesters blocked some downtown streets continue reading »

Polls Predict Voters in Brazil will Elect their First Women President Today (VIDEO)

Dilma Rousseff’s, Lula’s chief of staff lead has narrowed recently. The latest polls released have shown that Rousseff might not win at the first stage as expected earlier, with figures around 51% showing her support within the margin of error from the 50% she needs. continue reading »

UPDATE: Supreme Court lifts Ban on Political Satire

UPDATE: The Supreme Court of Brazil has made a decision that the 1997 law prohibiting political ribbing is unconstitutional. The judge further clarified that this restriction was only intended for periods when the electoral process is in crisis. The ruling comes just in time for the comics to prepare for the upcoming elections in October.Several hundred people marched along Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach protesting the “anti-ribbing” ban in anticipation of the Oct 3 elections. “This is a joke -- and it's not in the slightest bit funny,” said Fabio Porchat, a stand-up comedian who helped organize the protest. “First we can't laugh at politicians, but from here it's going to grow -- by 2015 we won't even be able to talk about the government.” continue reading »