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News Brazil » Social: Temer's failure on Brazil pension reform leaves tricky task to successor

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/temers-failure-brazil-pension-reform-leaves-tricky-task-231555576--sector.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

"Now the government does not have to admit it lost the battle for pension reform," said Fabio Sousa, a congressman for the centrist Brazilian Social Democratic Party, which backed the reform. "The next president will have to do the fiscal adjustment ...

News Brazil » Social: Brazil government acknowledges pension bill going nowhere

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-pensions/brazil-government-acknowledges-pension-bill-going-nowhere-idUSKCN1G31VQ
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage of a bill to overhaul the country’s costly social security system has effectively ground to a halt in Congress and would become a campaign issue in this ...

News Brazil » Social: As Rio Carnival ends, Brazil shifts its focus to historic presidential election

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/rio-carnival-ends-brazil-shifts-focus-historic-presidential/story?id=53162840
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

of the far-right Partido Social Cristao, or PSC, has been dubbed the "Donald Trump of Brazil." Bolsonaro, a former military officer during the dictatorship who wants to combat crime by putting an end to gun control laws, said he is a threat to the ...

News Brazil » Social: Brazil has committed to an 'extreme measure' to combat crime in Rio — and it could be a model for the rest of the country

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/brazil-has-committed-to-an-extreme-measure-to-combat-crime-in-rio-%e2%80%94-and-it-could-be-a-model-for-the-rest-of-the-country/ar-BBJquq3
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Brazil's legislature has approved the military intervention ... sending police into communities where gangs and violence were problems. They were to be followed by social programs meant to reincorporate the community into the city and establish bulwarks ...

News Brazil » Social: Brazil's Military Takeover Of Security In Rio De Janeiro Is A Looming Disaster

News channel or source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brazil-military-intervention-rio-de-janeiro_us_5a8b47efe4b0117adf71037c
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

SÃO PAULO ― Brazilian President Michel Temer made the unprecedented ... Over the weekend, they started an opposition campaign on social media that branded the intervention “a farce.” “In our history, we’ve had one soldier for every 55 ...

News Brazil » Social: Brazil: Security Intervention in Rio Passes Vote in Lower House

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-Security-Intervention-in-Rio-Passes-Vote-in-Lower-House-20180220-0015.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Vagner Freitas, president of the Unified Workers' Central, or CUT, said the people of Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere in Brazil, do not need a “military intervention,” but a “social intervention,” one that expands and improves public education ...

News Brazil » Social: Marlon Sandro Charged with Attempted Murder in Brazil

News channel or source: https://sports.yahoo.com/marlon-sandro-charged-attempted-murder-brazil-214555574--mma.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

According to the police report, as reported by MMAFighting, authorities investigated the incident after it became public on social media on Dec. 15 ... 2017 in Shooto Brazil defeating Diego Arturo Huerto Jauregui by arm-triangle choke.

News Brazil » Social: Brazil's Meirelles Says Not Planning Presidential Bid-Radio

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/02/21/world/americas/21reuters-brazil-politics-meirelles.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

BRASILIA — Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Wednesday that he is focussed on Brazil's economic recovery and not thinking ... taxes will have to be raised in the future if the costly social security system is not overhauled.

News Brazil » Social: Brazil’s fundamental pesticide law under attack

News channel or source: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/brazils-fundamental-pesticide-law-under-attack/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

10 milligrams per kilogram residue is acceptable in Brazil, against 0.05 milligrams per kilogram in the EU. Social movements and environmental organizations march in Brasilia as part of the Permanent Campaign against Agrochemicals and for Life. Photo by ...

News Brazil » Social: Brazil Mounts a Campaign Against Fake News

News channel or source: http://www.wral.com/brazil-mounts-a-campaign-against-fake-news/17350104/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

At a time when Brazilian politicians are increasingly turning to social media rather than traditional outlets to target voters, the social media platforms are positioned to make a windfall. This reliance on social media to get the campaigns’ messages out ...