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Brazilian Scandal Focus of New Netflix Series

By Melina Fleury A Brazilian corruption scheme, nicknamed “Operation Car Wash,” that was broken by a Federal Police investigation is now going beyond international news coverage by The New York Times and BBC and is becoming a Netflix series. Netflix confirmed … Continue reading

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Brazilians Boost Attendance at the Paralympics

By Melina Fleury Franco The Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro hosted 170,000 people on Sept. 10, more people than on the busiest day of the 2016 Olympic Games, which only totaled 157,000. What were all these people watching? … Continue reading

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A Soccer GOOOOOAAAAL Can Have Deeper Meanings

By Tara Schoenborn Ecuador had a historic 2-0 soccer win over Argentina on Oct. 8 in the first-round qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. This win marks the first time Ecuador defeated Argentina on its home turf, reports the Cuenca … Continue reading

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Rousseff Returns as Brazil’s President

By Kaye Adoo In a historic presidential election four years ago, Brazilians welcomed their first female president, Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff ran for re-election on Oct. 5 against 11 candidates, including another woman, environmentalist Marina Silva from the Brazilian Socialist Party. Since no … Continue reading

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Brazil Looks to the Olympics for More Tourists

By Akua (Kaye) Adoo Brazil is one fortunate country to be able to host both the World Cup and the Olympics within two years of each other, but you cannot say the same for Brazil’s tourism industry. Vinícius Lages, Brazil’s … Continue reading

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