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Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó



Semana dos Povos Indígenas em São Félix do Xingú, Photo by Governopara

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]

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World Cup Gridlocked in São Paulo



"Elevado do Joá" Photo by: Rodrigo Soldon

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 0:36 a.m. DST, 11 June 2014 SÃO PAOLO, Brazil — The demonstration that shutdown subway networks in São Paulo, Brazil has halted, if only momentarily, after having plagued the biggest city in Brazil since last Thursday, 5 June 2014 . Organizers of the transit union walkout suspended the five-day protest […]

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FIFA Fans & Sex Tourism


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Jessamy Nichols, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:40 p.m. DST, 09 June 2014 Eyes all over the globe are turning to Brazil, where the 2014 World Cup begins on June 12th. Hundreds of thousands of people will travel to the South American country in hopes of watching exhilarating games, tense overtime moments and emotional victories for […]

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Brazilian Night Club Fire Kills Celebrants



Brazilian Night Club, Photo by Foto Filip

Patrice Ellerbe, Staff Writer Last Modified: 14:08 p.m. EDT, 29 January 2013 SANTA MARIA, Brazil – There should be no surprise that with only one exit, non-functioning fire extinguishers, flammable material covering the ceilings, no sprinklers, and a club 1,000 people over a capacity, and a bands pyrotechnics, this night at the club would not […]

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The Price of Virginity | Catarina Migliorini



Catarina Migliorini, Photo by Pariba

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:00 p.m. EDT, 21 November 2012 Prostitution is the act or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. For centuries, women and men have primarily engaged in prostitution either as a means of last resort or because they were forced into it, as in the […]

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