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Melissa Rossi

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World citizen, blogger and freelance journalist. I was born and brought up in Brazil but completed my undergraduate and graduate studies in political science/ international relations in the US. You can check out my blog Beyond Samba or follow me on twitter @mel_rossi1

Cidadã global, blogger e jornalista freelance. Nasci e fui criada no Brasil, mas completei meus estudos universitários e mestrado em ciências políticas/relações internacionais nos EUA. Escrevo no blog Beyond Samba e no twitter @mel_rossi1

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4 October 2013

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‘Enough Forced Evictions!': Amnesty International Takes On Brazil World Cup Construction

As a result of infrastructure improvements ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, thousands of families are being forcefully evicted in Rio de Janeiro.

9 February 2013

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Southern Brazil Marches in Memory of Nightclub Fire Victims

A week after more than 230 young people lost their lives in a horrific nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, thousands gathered across the southern state...

30 January 2013

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‘Planet Asks for Pedalling': Cycling Through Latin America

"I understood that travelling like this, without being in a rush, gives you the freedom to get to know cultures more deeply and the simplicity of the people." Meet Beto,...

21 January 2013

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Diplomatic Passports for Religious Representatives in Brazil?

The Ministry of External Relations issued diplomatic passports to the heads of the evangelical World Church of the Power of God, sparking a discussion on the notion of secularism enshrined...

9 January 2013

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Brazil Debates Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation – Part II

While European politics has made a favorable move to abolish prostitution as a legalized profession in the old continent, recently in France a couple was convicted to three years in...

31 October 2012

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Former Brazilian Model Turned Beggar Stirs Debate on Racism

Tall, blue-eyed and wrapped in a blanket while roaming the streets of Curitiba, Rafael Nunes, a former Brazilian model, has gained international attention after his picture and story went viral...

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