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Rio’s mayor arrested weeks after inaugurating Holocaust memorial

Marcelo Crivella, 63, was granted home arrest for being part of a risk group for COVID-19.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
24/12/2020

Brazilian immigrants honor Israeli folk dance legend in viral video

For Rio-born choreographer Andre Schor, who moved to Israel in 2017 and is a rising star in the country’s dance scene, Barbosa was a master. Schor was among the dancers in the clip.

By MARCUS M. GILBAN / JTA
21/12/2020

Rio inaugurates long-awaited Holocaust memorial with 72-foot-tall tower

Several government officials and Jewish communal representatives attended an inauguration event in Brazil’s second largest city on Sunday.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
15/12/2020

Brazil studies 58 cases of COVID-19 re-infection

Re-infection must be confirmed as a separate infection and not the re-appearance of the same infection.

By REUTERS
11/12/2020

Jewish philanthropist Joseph Safra, worlds richest banker, dies at 82

Safra was deeply involved in Jewish community affairs, funding health, education and charity projects and paying for the construction of synagogues and community centers.

By REUTERS
10/12/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018

Armed bank robbers storm another Brazilian town, battle police in streets

The attack, in the early hours of the morning in the northern riverside city of Cametá, was the second such heist in as many days in Brazil.

By REUTERS
02/12/2020
Burning forest is seen during "Operation Green Wave" to combat illegal logging in Amazon rainforest

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rises to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest and its protection is crucial to stopping catastrophic climate change because of the vast amount of carbon dioxide it absorbs.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020

Brazilian Jewish businessman accused of Madoff-like scheme arrested

Jonas Jaimovick, who turned himself in to Rio Police on Monday, had made headlines for disappearing with an estimated $32 million.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
11/11/2020

Overall, Brazil Continues to Struggle – So What Can Be Done?

As Brazil Continues Being Ravaged by the Pandemic, What Can Be Done to Aid the Struggling Nation?

11/11/2020
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