Monthly Archives: September 2011

Carlos Hamilton Araújo from the Banco Central - image recreation

Brazil Inflation ‘Among Highest in World’: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current rate of inflation in Brazil is among the highest in the world, according...
Lt. Col. Cláudio Luiz Silva de Oliveira has been arrested in connection with Judge Patrícia Acioli’s murder, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Police Accused in Murder of Judge Acioli: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At least eight police officers, including a commander, have now been arrested on suspicion of...
Complexo da Maré, an agglomeration of sixteen favela communities in Rio's Zona Norte,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Violence in Complexo da Maré Favelas of Rio

By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past two weeks, the Complexo da Maré, an agglomeration of sixteen favela communities...

Brazil Minimum Wage May Top R$800 by 2015

By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The national minimum wage in Brazil will top R$800 per month by 2015, according to...

Rock in Rio Ready for Second Weekend

By Kim Dumo and Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2011 Rock in Rio music festival is finally here, and concertgoers...
The five year exchange rate of the Brazilian real to the U.S. dollar, Brazil News

The Real Falls Against Strengthening Dollar

By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The volatility of global markets stands to have ramifications the world over, and despite the recent...
Citizens march through the streets of Aracaju, Brazil with Moving Planet, News.

Moving Planet Demonstrations in Brazil

By Dorien Boxhoorn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even for criticasters of global warming, it gets harder and harder to deny the changes...

Vasco Rock Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Copa do Brasil holders Vasco da Gama moved two points clear at the top...

Rock Street Showcases Rio’s Expats

By Kim Dumo, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rock in Rio sold over 700,000 tickets, drawing people in from around Brazil and the...

Rio Breaks: A Story About Surfing and Survival

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirteen year-old Fabio and Naama, twelve, live in the Favela do Pavao in the hills...
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