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Pope Francis arrives in Brazil

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro Monday evening, greeted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and thousands of pilgrims who lined the city’s streets in anticipation of seeing the pontiff on his first international trip.

Brazil protests: São Paulo and Rio lower public transit fare

The governments of both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro announced Wednesday night that they would be lowering their public transit fares back to their previous rates after two weeks of protests across Brazil.

Brazil’s winter of discontent

Young people have staged epic protests across the country — and even on the other side of the world. But why?

Brazil’s affirmative action law offers a huge hand up

Public universities in Brazil will reserve half their seats to provide racial, income, and ethnic diversity — a law that goes the furthest in the Americas in attempting race-based equality. It will most greatly affect the large Afro-Brazilian population.