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US Customs Bar of Brazilian Company’s Goods Exposes Continuing Slave Labor Practices SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At the end of September, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Withhold Release Orders (WROs) for products from foreign countries, which it suspects were produced with forced labor. Among those listed was Brazilian company, Bonechar Carvão Ativado...
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Love and Tragedy That Move Images and the Public in Rio de Janeiro RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Decades of cinema, in a lifespan of nearly a century, are screened in the next two weeks in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Deceased just three months ago, at the age of 96, Franco Zeffirelli is remembered in...
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Bill Attempting to ban 5G in Santa Catarina State is Shelved RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A bill intended to prohibit the testing and implementation of 5G in Santa Catarina State was shelved after being unanimously rejected by a committee of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Santa Catarina (ALESC). The bill’s justification used...
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Bolsonaro Requested Party Leadership for his son in Leaked Audio Recording RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After an audio leak on alleged coordination to change the PSL leader in the Chamber, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, October 17th, that if someone “tapped” him, it was an act of dishonesty. “I will not publicly address...
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Correios Raise Prices of Sedex and PAC Parcel Services by 6.34 Percent RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian postal service ‘Correios’ have made a readjustment in the prices of Sedex and PAC: the parcel services now cost 6.34 percent more, on average, for postage made by individuals. The new tariffs are in effect since...
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