• Eduardo Bolsonaro Defends Possession of Nuclear Weapons

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During an event of the Foreign Relations Commission of the House of Representatives, which he chairs, Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) defended the possession of nuclear weapons and said that “political correctness” prevents him from speaking openly about the possibility of war ...

  • Venezuela Will Reopen Borders With Brazil and Aruba

    By Newsfeed RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Venezuelan government on Friday announced the reopening of its borders with Brazil and Aruba, but it will keep the borders shut with Colombia, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Venezuela’s Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said the move would “restore all the economic, political, ...

  • Brazilian Virtuoso Flutist Finances Fifty Young Venezuelan Musicians in Caracas

    By Harold Emert, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After two years in Venezuela surviving food shortages, electricity blackout, runaway inflation, foreign bank account stoppages, and even prohibited border closings, Brazilian virtuoso flutist James Strauss, 44, recently arrived in Colombia. Already with “saudades” or “missing” his young Venezuelan musicians, ...

  • Brazil Gains From Sanctions on Venezuela

    Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry have tightened the global crude oil market. Oil buyers are intensely looking for alternatives to the heavy Venezuelan oil. As London based global information provider IHS Markit points out, OPEC would be the first ...