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Hundreds march in Rio to protest education federal funding cuts by Bolsonaro’s administration

“Hundreds of students and professors protested against public education funding cuts outside a military high school in Brazil where far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was attending a ceremony. Bolsonaro’s conservative government sparked outrage last week when

Brazilian military caution Bolsonaro on the extreme views of the influential “Trotsky of the right”

“The growing differences between members of the military and the so-called ideological faction of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro’s government prompted a reaction from a retired Army High Commander–Eduardo Villas Bôas—who considers the president to be absent

Bolsonaro signs weapon decree

“Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Tuesday making it easier for gun enthusiasts to own, carry and import weapons in one of the world’s deadliest countries.”

Brazil returns to migrate abroad

“Migration in Brazil is changing since 2016 due to political and economic instability, and with the arrival of Bolsonaro to the presidency, it has increased.”

Peru: an institutionality permeated by corruption

“The preventive detention against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) and the death of Alan García are one more link in the long chain of corruption of the Peruvian institutional system.”

Brazil: Ex-President Lula da Silva breaks his media silence

“After a year of being in jail, the former president of Brazil gave an interview in which he criticizes and gives his point of view on the government of Bolsonaro.”

What is the Odebrecht corruption scandal in Latin America, and who is implicated?

“Odebrecht is a Brazilian construction firm that was involved in the building of venues for the 2016 Olympics and 2014 football World Cup. It triggered Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal when it admitted in 2016

Brazil’s best performing hedge funds bet heavily on Petrobras

“One of Brazil’s best-performing hedge funds has been scooping up the shares of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras. Joao Braga and Marcos Peixoto, who manage US$ 1.3 billion (5 billion reais) at XP Asset Management, have

Cost of Maya Train master plan, studies soars 710% to nearly 1bn pesos

“The projected cost of 120 million pesos (US $6.2 million) five months ago is now 972 million pesos (US $50.8 million).”

Bolsonaro cancels trip to New York where he was to be honored as “Person of the Year”

“Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled a planned trip to the United States after protests from gay rights and environmental campaigners. Mr Bolsonaro was due to attend a ceremony in his honor in New York