Illegal Campaign Propaganda Seized in Rio de Janeiro

Illegal Campaign Propaganda Seized in Rio de Janeiro

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following several inspections from the Regional Election Tribunal of Rio, a total of more than ninety tons of unauthorized election propaganda has been seized within the municipality as the 2014 elections set for October 5th draw nearer. While certain approaches to propaganda distribution remains illegal, it […]

Race Tightens for Rio de Janeiro State Governor

Race Tightens for Rio de Janeiro State Governor

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2014 elections will take place on October 5th, and will see the election the next Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro as well. There are seven candidates jostling for the position with Luiz Fernando Pezão and Anthony Garotinho currently neck-and-neck at 25 percent […]

Harbaeks Construções, New Danish Builder in Rio

Harbaeks Construções, New Danish Builder in Rio

By  Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hailing from Denmark, the Harbaeks Construções e Reformas construction company has recently opened up in Copacabana, offering expatriates and Brazilians an extensive list of building services for their homes and properties. This will be welcome news to those that struggle working with local builders to […]

Brazil Goes into Recession After Two Quarter Slide

Brazil Goes into Recession After Two Quarter Slide

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian GDP, the largest economy in Latin America, fell by 0.6 percent in the second quarter ending in June, worse than analysts had predicted. In the first quarter revised figures showed a fall in GDP of 0.2 percent, according to data from the IBGE […]

Roche Pays US$8.3 Billion for Biotech Company, InterMune

Roche Pays US$8.3 Billion for Biotech Company, InterMune

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roche, a large global pharmaceutical company, paid a high premium in the full takeover of American, InterMune. This is the latest move for Roche in an attempt to generate a potential US$1 billion gain in the treatment of respiratory disorders sector, the world’s largest drug […]

The British Consulate Seminar for Rio Oil & Gas 2014

The British Consulate Seminar for Rio Oil & Gas 2014

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British oil and gas companies looking for overseas expansion will have the opportunity to glean valuable market insights within Brazil as the British Consulate in Rio de Janeiro welcomes their arrival with a series of seminars, testimonials and presentations at this year’s Rio Oil & […]

Brazil Construction Industry Recoils as Confidence Drops

Brazil Construction Industry Recoils as Confidence Drops

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two key indicators measured by FGV (Getulio Vargas Foundation) that reflect the construction industry conditions in Brazil reports a drop in confidence in the sector and a drop in construction costs across Brazil. However, the overall costs are still high and the outlook is pessimistic […]

Tax Income Increases from Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Tax Income Increases from Small and Medium-Sized Companies

By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is the small to medium-sized companies that are gaining the bigger profits in Brazil against last year’s figures, according to the Internal Revenue Sector. They state that the low growth of federal revenues in the first semester is linked to the performance of the […]

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the days of July 16th to 18th in Luanda, Angola, participants of the Mathematics Olympics from the CPLP (Community of Countries of the Portuguese Language) were challenged with various math problems, concluding with Brazil taking home one gold medal and three silver medals. The […]

Studying Architecture in Rio de Janeiro Draws Interest

Studying Architecture in Rio de Janeiro Draws Interest

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reports on building issues during the World Cup and speculation of delayed preparation for the 2016 Olympics has made infrastructure a focal topic in current Brazilian news. With such high-profile events and an increasingly insistent public demand for better urban infrastructure, studying architecture in Rio […]