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Seven months after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first Olympic Games in South America, many of the expensive venue sites remain abandoned. Getty Images photojournalist Mario Tama recently captured images...
LA UNION, Colombia/CHAPECO, Brazil, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The pilot of a LAMIA Airlines plane that crashed in Colombia, virtually wiping out a Brazilian soccer team, had radioed that he was running out o...
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"It's a tragedy of huge proportions."
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The country’s first female president will be removed from office.
BRASILIA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate removed leftist President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday for breaking budgetary laws, in an impeachment process that has polarized the Latin Ameri...
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Before athletes perform stunning physical feats, logistics experts must execute a gold medal ballet to deliver everything they need.
Around 70 Indian athletes and 24 officials took part in the march past.
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You are probably aware that loopholes in the international financial system let corporations and wealthy individuals get out of paying their fair share of taxes. You might even know that there are some significant reforms taking place to try and close the gaps in the system. But did you know that these reforms aren’t being discussed in a global forum where everyone can participate? This year, BRICS countries are in a unique position to show leadership on a proposal that developing countries have been demanding for years.
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Marginalizing civil society and public opinion can have disastrous consequences. For BRICS to succeed and be true to its promise of providing an alternative to the current world order based on the primacy of the West, it needs to engage with all stakeholders and promote transparency. India can use its position as BRICS chair this year to do just that.
The prevalent law in Brazil includes strenuous work and unacceptable, exhausting or degrading working conditions as a form of modern-day slavery. However, in the past few years, there have been strong appeals to introduce Federal Senate Bill No. 432. If passed, it would have demolished the strength of the labour force and diluted the slavery law. I was extremely fortunate to have arrived in Brazil just when it was undergoing discussion. My address to the Human Rights Senate Caucus (HRSC) turned out to be tremendously rewarding.