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6 people survived a plane crash in Columbia that killed more than 70

The team’s defender, Alan Luciano Ruschel, was among the survivors. His wife, Alissen Ruschel, wrote on Instagram, “Thank you my god…God bless and give all family members strength.”

Karen Fratti | November 29, 2016 - 10:05 am

Brazil’s President Is Ousted, But The Country Won’t Be Rid Of Government Corruption

The country has too many corruption scandals to count and the man taking over for her, Vice President Michel Temer, has also been accused of illegal activity.

Lauren Holter | August 31, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Brazilians Protest Their Country’s Prolific Rape Culture In Response To A 16-Year-Old’s Gang Rape

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets Wednesday as Brazilians protest rape culture following the gang rape.

Lauren Holter | June 1, 2016 - 12:40 pm

A Sex-Themed Amusement Park In Brazil Is Set To Open, In Case Your Childhood Needs Ruining

Goodbye, idyllic suburban images, because there’s now a sex theme park opening in Brazil. Anyone who has visited Brazil can tell you that parts of it are already something of a…

Leah Prinzivalli | May 5, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Brazilian Mayor Runs Town Remotely From WhatsApp, Gets In Deep Trouble

This past week, 25-year-old Brazilian mayor Lidiane Leite of Bom Jardim, was caught attempting to remotely fulfill her mayoral responsibilities by using WhatsApp.

Apparently, the young mayor has…

Bronwyn Isaac | September 4, 2015 - 9:30 am

Mommie Dearest: Shaming Women For Public Breastfeeding? There Should Be A Fine For That!

Another country making leaps and bounds over the US when it comes to supporting mothers? Insert my not-at-all-shocked face here. The Brazilian city of São Paulo recently approved a bill…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 29, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Help! Remote Brazilian Village Of Women Needs A Few Good Men

Dozens of single women looking for a man? No, it’s not “The Bachelor”; it’s the remote town of Novia do Cordeiro in Brazil, where most of the population of 600…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Brazil Drops Ad Campaign Celebrating Its ‘Happy Prostitutes’

To celebrate International Day of Prostitutes (apparently that’s a thing?) on June 2, Brazil’s director of the Department of STDs, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis devised an ad campaign to encourage…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Brazil’s Created Special Seating For Obese Olympics Fans

Excited to head to Brazil’s 2014 Olympic Summer Games? Well, if you’re obese, expect to pay a little bit more to enjoy the sports. Where standard-sized stadium seats start at…

Julie Gerstein | March 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm
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