‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Post on February 16, 2016, 3:04 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Former deputy editor of National Geographic Brazil says a “humanitarian catastrophe” is taking place in Brazil’s Amazon One of the perpetrators of arguably Brazil’s most internationally high-profile murders in recent years is currently walking around free. In 2013, amid much media coverage, Lindonjonson Silva Rocha was sentenced to 42 years prison for killing two nut Continue Reading…

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Brazilian Real Rises With Emerging Markets as Commodities Rally

Post on February 15, 2016, 2:18 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The real gained along with emerging-market currencies as commodities advanced, offsetting concern that Brazil’s economy continues to worsen while policy makers struggle to get inflation and a budget deficit under control. The real rose 0.5 percent to 3.9843 per dollar at 9:51 a.m. in Sao Paulo. A gauge of 20 emerging-market currencies gained 0.3 percent as raw materials Continue Reading…

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Valentine’s Day around the world

Post on February 12, 2016, 4:38 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day, a holiday in which we celebrate our affection for each other, is a great way for cultures around the world, no matter similarities or differences, to celebrate the roles loved ones play in our lives. Gabriella Fernandes, junior nutrition major from Brazil, gave insight to what it is like to celebrate Valentine’s Day Continue Reading…

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