07 Sep 2018

Brazil presidential election plunged into chaos after front-runner stabbed

The front-runner and far-right candidate in Brazil’s upcoming presidential election Jair Bolsonaro has been stabbed and placed in intensive care only a month before the country’s votes. While he expected to recover fully in two months after one week in the hospital, the stabbing has escalated uncertainty and tension in

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24 Jul 2018

Trade war highlights importance of BRICS

BRICS countries are meeting for a high level summit this week in South Africa to discuss trade, among other things. And, as China squares off against the U.S., it has simultaneously been working to improve trade ties with other BRICS countries in an effort to reduce its dependency on trade

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01 Jun 2018

Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner lashes out against Chinese involvement in the country

Jair Bolsonaro, the current frontrunner in the ongoing presidential race in Brazil, has vowed to review Brazil’s relationship with China if elected president. China has been blamed for winning mining concession and shutting out local companies, as well as for not purchasing Brazilian goods. These accusations echo those of many

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10 Feb 2012

Police strike threatens Rio carnival crime wave

“Brazilian police went on strike in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, risking a surge in crime just days before the beach city’s famed carnival celebrations. Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city, has already been hit by a crime wave since police walked off the job there last week. The Rio strike

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06 Feb 2012

Crime soars as police go on strike in Brazil

“A strike by police officers in and around the Brazilian city of Salvador has sparked a wave of murders and other crimes. At least 80 homicides have been registered since the police action began on Tuesday. The violence comes as the country prepares to hold Carnival celebrations which attract visitors

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