Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flamengo Draw in 2012 Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo's recent good form hit a snag as the Rubro-Negro could only muster a...
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Belo Monte Dam Work Resumes: Daily

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, STF) on Monday declared that work could resume on the...

2012 Brasileirão 2nd Half Kicks Off: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 20th round of the 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro got underway last night as the...
São Carlos e Macacos Meeting

UPP Aids Commerce in the Favelas of Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Outside investors are increasingly entering pacified favela communities ready to do business, and a new...
Federal Police have rejected the government's over of a 15.8 percent pay-hike over three years and will continue to strike, Brazil News

Strikes End Except for Federal Police

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Following months of strikes by broad swathes of public sector workers, from university professors to customs...
Senacon chief Juliana Pereira da Silva, photo by Wilson Dias/ABr.

Consumer Complaints Increasing in Brazil

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of complaints made by consumers about the quality of services they receive...

Flu Beat Vasco to Close in on Top Spot

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense cut Atlético-MG's lead at the top of the 2012 Brasileirão to a solitary...
Soybean plantation in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, News

U.S. Drought Boosts Brazilian Agriculture

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While consumers across the globe are currently struggling with higher food prices caused by the...

Lenine at Theatro NET August 27 – 29th

By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Lenine, the award-winning singer-songwriter/composer/poet, is one of Brazil's favorite musicians, and even David...
The Carajrás mine, run by Vale in the state of Pará is the world's largest iron ore mine, photo by Vale press

Proposal for Brazilian Mining Regulator

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A mining bill in Brazil aims to create a powerful new independent regulator for the...
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