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How the Zero Tolerance Law Changed Brazil

Since Brazil enacted the zero tolerance law in 2008, reports suggest that fewer Brazilians are getting behind the wheel after having a drink.

Compulsory Voting Empowers All Brazilians

For most Brazilians, the October elections mean that it's time to vote. And no, that's not a choice - voting in Brazil is a requirement under law.

Brazilian Divorce Law: Getting Divorced After a Short Marriage

A 2010 amendment to the Brazilian constitution has translated into more divorces by allowing spouses to file more quickly after they get married.

Brazil Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreement with US

The United States and Brazil have signed a tax information exchange agreement to help prevent tax evasion by Brazilians in the US and Americans in Brazil.

Abortion in Brazil: A Legal Perspective

Abortion is a hotly contested issue in many countries. In Brazil, the legal restrictions on abortion rights have forced many women to get illegal abortions.

Brazilian Judge Allows Baby to Have Three Parents

In a historic decision, a Brazilian judge in Rio Grande del Sul rules that a baby's birth certificate can include three parents and six grandparents.

Paying and Receiving Alimony After a Divorce in Brazil

Alimony, or spousal support, is a key component of any divorce proceeding, particularly in Brazil where it can only be enforced if ordered by a judge.

Brazil: A Deforestation Success Story

Brazil has achieved what few thought was possible, diminishing global warming emissions by curbing deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil Relaxes Visa Process for Visitors

An overhaul to Brazil's primary immigration law provides for an electronic visa application system to help speed up the visa review and approval process.

São Paulo Joins the Global Tech Startup Revolution

California's Silicon Valley may be home to the most well known tech startups, but there is certainly no shortage of talented entrepreneurs in São Paulo.