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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A preliminary ruling from the Rio de Janeiro State Court of Justice (TJ-RJ) determined that Odebrecht, the concessionaire that leads the Maracanã consortium, "immediately resume" the maintenance and operation of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s 2014 Gross Domestic Product results surprised government officials by growing 0.1 percent last year and totaling R$5.2 trillion (approximately US$1.7 trillion), according to the IBGE (Brazil’s Statistics Bureau). Earlier...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the economic slump faced by Brazil in 2014, domestic air transportation demand in Brazil grew by 5.7 percent last year, according to ABEAR (Brazilian Association of Airline Companies). According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.1 percent during the third quarter of 2014, removing the country from a technical recession, according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today marks the final day of the Curta Cinema 2014 festival, the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, which has featured free screenings of over 250 short films from...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This time of year watching the American NFL (National Football League) in Brazil is a little more complicated because the daylight savings time changes now put Rio three hours ahead...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2014 Brazilian elections are done and dusted: Marina Silva will be the next President of Brazil. Four crucial things happened last week: (1) both IBOPE and DataFolha polls showed her...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With her unconditional backing of former president Lula, some had suggested incumbent president Dilma Rousseff could win the 2014 election in the first round of the 2014 elections. However...
Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fifth-annual Tour do Rio cycling race started Monday (August 25th), with athletes from around the world competing in Latin America’s largest cycling event. Thirteen different teams, including seven Brazilian squads,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 9th, approximately four hundred people gathered in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro for this year's Marcha das Vadias, the Brazilian version of SlutWalk, a march in defense...
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