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Outspoken councilwoman killed in Rio

Added: 16.03.2018 22:20 | 2 views | 0 comments

Thousands of angry and distraught Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest and mourn the shooting death of Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and a prominent critic of police killings in shantytowns.

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US President's power play designed to build governing team in his own impulsive image

Added: 13.03.2018 22:51 | 3 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest move in an audacious power play designed to build a governing team in his own image and to purge restraints that have tempered his brazen, impulsive instincts.

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Arrest warrants issued for Rio 2016 probe

Added: 27.02.2018 12:40 | 10 views | 0 comments

A stadium built for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics had construction prices inflated by as much as $140 million, Brazilian Federal Police announced on Monday. Seven arrest warrants were issued as part of the investigation into irregularities in the construction and management of Fonte Nova Arena in the northeastern state of Bahia.

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Gunmen kill at least 14 at club in Brazil

Added: 28.01.2018 2:10 | 9 views | 0 comments

Gunmen opened fire early Saturday at a party in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing at least 14 people, including eight women, public security officials said.


Sweden demands answers from China over detained publisher

Added: 24.01.2018 3:05 | 13 views | 0 comments

Sweden has demanded answers from China over the brazen abduction of a Swedish book publisher, Gui Minhai, calling for his "immediate release" in a statement Tuesday.


'O Mágico' joins Barca in $170M transfer

Added: 07.01.2018 17:14 | 32 views | 0 comments

His nickname is "O Magico" and Barcelona will be hoping that Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho will continue to weave his special brand of magic after moving to the Spanish club from Barcelona.

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Finding Eden on the Brazilian coast

Added: 04.01.2018 18:16 | 11 views | 0 comments

Unfortunately, miracles are hard to come by in this thing we call life, but if the opening of a sea turtle nest doesn't make you a believer, precious little ever will.

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Jewels stolen from Venice exhibition in brazen daytime heist

Added: 04.01.2018 14:01 | 15 views | 0 comments

In a plot worthy of a Hollywood heist caper, thieves mingled in with other visitors to an exhibition in Venice on Wednesday before brazenly making off with gems worth millions of euros.


Revisiting the evidence on malaria eradication in the Americas

Added: 29.12.2017 14:14 | 95 views | 0 comments

  • Two of GiveWell’s fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • GiveWell’s valuations of these charities on research by Hoyt Bleakley on the impacts of malaria eradication efforts in the American South in the 1920s and in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico in the 1950s.
  • I reviewed the Bleakley study and mostly support its key findings: the campaigns to eradicate malaria from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, and perhaps the American South as well, were followed by accelerated income gains for people whose childhood exposure to the disease was reduced. The timing of these events is compatible with the theory that rolling back malaria increased prosperity.

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Concert stage collapses, DJ dies

Added: 20.12.2017 15:36 | 10 views | 0 comments

Frightened music goers watched as a stage collapsed at the Atmosphere Festival in Esteio, Brazil.

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