Festival LivMundi Promotes Sustainability on Oct 8-9th in Rio

Festival LivMundi Promotes Sustainability on Oct 8-9th in Rio

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Festival LivMundi will take over several spaces in Gavea and Jardim Botânico between Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. Through a series of speeches, seminars and workshops, LivMundi simultaneously will educate about broad concepts in sustainability whilst breaking it down to a local level […]

Brazilian Government Announces New Education Model

Brazilian Government Announces New Education Model

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The signing of a new educational model for Brazilian high school public schools has received both strong criticism and praise. The new model signed by Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday calls for the doing away with most mandatory subjects, with the objective of making […]

Brazil’s Industrial Sector Has Optimistic Outlook for Future

Brazil’s Industrial Sector Has Optimistic Outlook for Future

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After 21 months of decline, Brazilian industrial production has finally stopped falling, according to the monthly survey conducted by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) to measure industrial intentions. Data from CNI shows a more optimistic outlook for industry with the production index at 50.8 […]

Rio 2016 Paralympic Tourists Overwhelmingly Approve of City

Rio 2016 Paralympic Tourists Overwhelmingly Approve of City

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, September 21st, Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism released the results of its latest survey, which showed that not only were the Rio 2016 Paralympics a success in the stadiums and arenas, they were also a big hit with the thousands of international tourists who […]

Brazil’s Ex-Finance Minister Arrested in Lava Jato Probe

Brazil’s Ex-Finance Minister Arrested in Lava Jato Probe

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday morning (September 22nd), the 34th phase of the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation was put into action, with 180 police officers handing out 33 search warrants and eight arrest warrants in five states, including one for former Finance Minister, Guido Mantega. “At this […]

Brazil’s Prisons to Receive Rio 2016 Security Equipment

Brazil’s Prisons to Receive Rio 2016 Security Equipment

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian government officials announced on Tuesday, September 20th, that over the next several weeks, prisons throughout the country will begin to receive the advanced security equipment used during the recently completed Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, the […]

Bank Workers in Brazil Enter 16th Day of Strike

Bank Workers in Brazil Enter 16th Day of Strike

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A nationwide bank strike in Brazil entered its sixteenth day on Thursday, with no end to the negotiations in sight. With almost 14,000 branches and forty administrative centers closed, strikers are determined to hold out for their demands, leaving the population to conduct their financial […]

Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a busy day in 2016 Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) action on Wednesday, September 21st, as several top teams punched their tickets to the Quarterfinals. While Grêmio and Corinthians won (Grêmio on penalty kicks) to advance, Palmeiras, the current leader in the Campeonato […]

Brazil’s Former President Lula Indicted for Corruption

Brazil’s Former President Lula Indicted for Corruption

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian federal judge, Sergio Moro, has accepted the prosecutor’s charges against former President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, for corruption. Lula, along with his wife Marisa Leticia da Silva, will stand trial for accepting bribes totaling millions of reais as well as money laundering. The […]

Foreign Agencies Improve Brazil’s GDP Forecasts for 2016/2017

Foreign Agencies Improve Brazil’s GDP Forecasts for 2016/2017

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite continuing economic turbulence, some foreign financial organizations are starting to register improvements in Brazil’s economy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), for example, has revised its forecast for economic contraction in 2016 from 4.3 percent (June) to 3.3 percent. Earlier in the […]

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