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Stephanie Nolen

Rio de Janeiro
Latin America Correspondent — The Globe and Mail

Brazil-based Latin America Correspondent for Canada's @GlobeandMail, former corro in South Asia & Africa, author of 28 Stories of AIDS, failed trapeze artist

Brazilian electoral law meant to cut corruption impedes donation tracking — Brazilian authorities are investigating thousands of reports of fraud and criminal interference in the country's municipal elections, including one case in which the country's most notorious prison gang allegedly funded the campaign of a city councillor in an effort to broaden its sphere of influence.

Charges against senator reveal depths of corruption in Brazil’s ruling class — Amidst the political turbulence in Brazil, where a multibillion-dollar graft scandal claims new high-profile victims each week, it barely made news here when the federal prosecutor revealed an array of charges against a senator for money-laundering and embezzlement last week.

Colombia’s undecided: Can all be forgiven after so much pain and loss? — The historic deal to end Colombia's five-decade guerrilla war must now be put to a nationwide referendum. But as Stephanie Nolen writes, for those whose lives were forever changed by violence, letting go of the past is proving to be a battle all its own

Colombian-Canadian crucial to peace deal between Colombia and FARC — When Frank Pearl watches Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), sign a peace agreement Monday in Cartagena, it will be the culmination of more than seven years of work to cultivate hope over the suspicion and anger sown from half a century of war.

As Brazilian economy sputters, 'Class C' families struggle to survive — Subscribers Only In 2009, Flavia Fernandes and her family moved from a rented apartment in a poor and violent neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro to a small house they bought in a coastal suburb.

Shelf life: Stephanie Nolen voyages with Martha Gellhorn’s Travels with Myself and Another — Is there a book you return to again and again, a work that would make life on a desert island bearable? Each weekend, between Canada Day and Labour Day, Globe and Mail writers share their go-to tomes - be it novel, poetry collection, cookbook - and why the world is just a little better for them.

Southern comfort: How a Mexican exodus from the U.S. began long before Trump — Photography by Brett Gundlock/Boreal Collective for The Globe and Mail One day three years ago, Agustin Meza left his home in San Diego and went to Tijuana. He joined a line of thousands of tourists and traders going into Mexico, but he was no day-tripper: his crossing was momentous, the kind of life choice from which there is no going back.

Brazil’s Senate has voted to impeach Rousseff. What happens now? — Sixty-one of 81 senators voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff - considerably more than the 54 votes that were needed to remove her. Now who runs Brazil? The vice-president, Michel Temer, a 75-year-old career politician, will be sworn in this afternoon and then likely depart immediately to represent Brazil at the G20 summit in China.

Rousseff impeachment trial to hear closing arguments — The impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff entered its fifth day in the Senate on Tuesday with closing arguments by her defense and accusers, who are seeking to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules. Rousseff was cross-examined by senators for more than 14 hours on Monday.

In passionate Senate address, Rousseff condemns trial as threat to democracy — Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office. "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear.
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Oct 26, 2016

@marcus_bianchi @Riogringa Brazilian airports are absolute worst. Mine was only used in neighbourhood shops + for subscriptions.

Oct 26, 2016

@cacauCB_ Itau me reembolsar. Apenas um aborrecimento - mas não podia acreditar quando vi a lista de compras: que foi a última ....

Oct 26, 2016

Most Brazil story ever? My credit card was cloned; the thief spent big, then used it to make a small donation to an evangelical church

Oct 26, 2016

RT @AndreaWoo: ICYMI: Four years in solitary, a plexiglass cell. Lights on 24/7. Ontario’s sickening mistreatment of Adam Capay:

Oct 26, 2016

@sproudfoot we saw some in a temple in Indonesia once that did bright orange play-doh poos. My kids were enthralled.

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