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Brazil’s Senate approved a bill that would ban child marriage in the country. South America and the Caribbean have one of the highest rates of child marriages.

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The far-right Brazilian president seeks to increase the minimum retirement age and to establish a capitalization scheme.

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Anthropologists and researchers who have worked in the area urged authorities to carry out an investigation into the threats against the Tupinamba people, as well as complete the reserve's demarcation process.

Brazil’s Vale SA evacuated around 200 residents from an area near the dam, fearing another dam burst like the one that killed almost 300 people last month.

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"Marighella, (was a) black, revolutionary, (who) was assassinated by State forces in 1969 in his car and, 50 years later, a black counselor died the same way at the hands, most likley, of agents of the State," said Moura making a reference to Marielle Franco.

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The death toll for the LGBT population in the country has more than tripled in recent years. With Bolsonaro's anti-LGBT agenda, the outlook is grim.

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President Jair Bolsonaro aims to broaden the agricultural border within the Amazon and take land away from Indigenous communities for agricultural reasons.

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The call for Vale to be expelled from the United Nations Global Compact, an agreement encouraging companies to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, is a symbolic step that signals growing international pressure on the company.

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The Brazilian government under Jair Bolsonaro says it will get rid of references to LGBTQ and feminist theory, along with famed socialist educator, Paulo Freire.

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