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Emperor Dom Pedro’s Nightmare: Brazil Has Frozen in Time

Were he to be resuscitated today, Brazil’s last emperor, Dom Pedro II, would feel ...

Less than 1% of Brazilians Own 54% of Brazil’s Assets

An estimated 130.000 Brazilians, or about 0.75% of the country's population, have financial assets ...

Brazil to Spend US$ 1.7 Billion to Help Over 1 Million in Rio’s Slums

The Brazilian government will spend US$ 1.7 billion to bring running water and other ...

Pope Benedict XVI meets Brazilian President Lula

Pope in Brazil to Deliver Tough Talk on Poverty and Crime

In his first full day in Brazil, pope Benedict XVI met for about 30 ...

Brazilian child gets food

Brazil and Arabs Join Same Team to Fight Hunger and Poverty

Ministries of Social Development in Arab and South American countries are going to create ...

Banana plantation

Brazil’s Conference Wants World to End Poverty Selling Farm Goods

Figures disclosed by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) show that over 70% of ...

House by the river on Brazil Amazon

10 Million or 45% of Brazil’s Amazon Population Live on Less Than US$ 2 a Day

Brazil may not achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals because parts of the country ...

A cane-sugar plantation in the Northeast of Brazil

Planting Sugarcane and Reaping Poverty and Eco-Degradation in Brazil

On January 22 the Lula administration announced it will increase federal funding for Brazil’s ...

Rio, Brazil, street kid searches for lost coins under the drain

When I See What’s Going on in Brazil I Feel Like Picking Up a Gun

They come every trash day. A black man in his twenties and his son, ...

Brazilian dinner

Brazil’s Worst Poverty Is the Lack of Smarts and Feelings

The federal government has distributed posters announcing that in the past few years the ...