Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To guarantee security during Sunday’s election, Rio de Janeiro state officials have announced that five thousand extra police agents will be patrolling streets during the second round of elections. Starting on Friday afternoon 35,000 police officers will guard the streets including 455 military police […]

Brazil’s Domestic Air Travel Increases in September

Brazil’s Domestic Air Travel Increases in September

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the disappointing numbers in air transportation traffic during the World Cup games in June and July, domestic air transportation demand in Brazil grew by 5.4 percent from January to September, according to ABEAR (Brazilian Association of Airline Companies). The association reports that in September […]

Presidential Race in Brazil is Still Too Close to Call

Presidential Race in Brazil is Still Too Close to Call

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than five days from presidential elections in Brazil, incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, has edged her way to the lead, ahead of Aecio Neves, 47 percent to 43 percent of the total votes, according to polling company, Datafolha. On Monday another Datafolha poll showed Rousseff […]

Drought and Heat Hinder Brazil’s Daylight Saving Time

Drought and Heat Hinder Brazil’s Daylight Saving Time

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the severe drought registered in parts of the Center-West and Southeastern regions of Brazil in the past few months, daylight saving time will not be as successful in reducing energy consumption levels as it did last year, say government officials. Savings estimates for […]

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Residents living in the largest city in South America, São Paulo, may run out of water by the end of next month, according to SABESP (São Paulo’s water utility company). SABESP registered on its website on Thursday that the main water reservoir for the city, […]

SP International Film Festival Honors Spain, Karmitz

SP International Film Festival Honors Spain, Karmitz

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 38th edition of the SP International Film Festival starts today in São Paulo and during fourteen days 345 films will be shown in 35 venues around the city. This year’s festival will highlight productions from Spain and some of its directors as well as […]

Project in Rio Hopes to Attract New Off-Shore Industry

Project in Rio Hopes to Attract New Off-Shore Industry

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To attract investments and manufacturers of subsea (offshore, underwater) equipment the government of Rio de Janeiro launched last week a project, dubbed the “Cluster de Subsea”, to guarantee supply of local demand and the gradual substitution of imported equipment by those to be manufactured […]

Guinean Man Tests Negative for Ebola Virus in Brazil

Guinean Man Tests Negative for Ebola Virus in Brazil

Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Health Ministry announced on Monday that the two tests performed on Souleymane Bah, a 47 year-old refugee from Guinea, tested negative for the Ebola virus. Bah, who has been in Brazil less than a month, had sought medical help for symptoms similar to those of […]

Marina Silva Endorses Neves in Brazil’s Presidential Race

Marina Silva Endorses Neves in Brazil’s Presidential Race

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Presidential candidate Aecio Neves received a crucial endorsement on Sunday in his bid for the top spot in Brazil. Third-placed candidate Marina Silva, of the PSB (Socialist Party) officially endorsed Neves, of the PSDB (Social Democracy Party) in this year’s presidential elections. “Due to the […]

In Brazil Inflation Up and Economic Growth Down

In Brazil Inflation Up and Economic Growth Down

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s IPCA (Consumer Price Index) rose by 0.57 percent in September according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau) after registering an increase of 0.25 percent in August. In September of 2013 the IPCA rate was at 0.35 percent. According to Eulina Nunes dos Santos, coordinator […]

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