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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.

Divorce in Brazil between a Brazilian and a Foreigner

Thinking about divorcing your Brazilian spouse? Make sure you begin by having all the right documents and going through all the correct formalities.

Brazil Joins Economic Forces to Create the BRICS Bank

The BRICS countries have joined forces to create the New Development Bank to compete in part with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

São Paulo Steps Up its Fight Against Corruption

Seeking to complement the federal government's 2014 anti-bribery law, São Paulo takes its own measures to combat local corruption.

Brazil Passes Constitutional Amendment to Punish Slave Labor

Slave labor in Brazil is far from fiction. Yet for its victims, hope can now be found in a recent constitutional amendment passed by the National Congress.