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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 2,600 armed forces personnel participated in an operation during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 16th) to arrest accused drug kingpins in favela communities in and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Unable to obtain the expected revenues Brazil’s federal government announced on Tuesday it was increasing the nation’s budget deficit target by R$20 billion this year, from R$139 billion to R$159...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government reduced the forecast for minimum wage in the coming year after reviewing the economic projections for 2018. The amount of R$979 per month (US$309) contained in...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Only a one and a half hour drive from the capital of São Paulo, Holambra is considered the city with the strongest Dutch heritage in Brazil. In contrast to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil’s Development Bank (BNDES) criticized judicial decisions handed down to companies investigated in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption scandal on Monday, stating that they lack an...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest FipeZAP Index, which tracks real estate prices in Brazil’s twenty biggest cities, prices in Brazil's residential real estate sales market registered a slight decline in July...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Thursday, August 17th, the first exhibit "Mostra Joias do Cinema Sueco" (Pearls of the Swedish Cinema) opens at Cine Joia, in Copacabana. Until August 30th, the festival displays four...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s police announced over the weekend that they have arrested one of the men they suspect shot and wounded a British tourist last Sunday (August 6th) in Angra...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tomorrow, August 15th, the "Brasil Distópico" (Dystopic Brazil) film exhibit opens at Caixa Cultural, in Centro. Until August 27th, the project screens audiovisual productions that reflect on Brazil's socio-political scenario...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, August 13th, Brazil's national (seleção) women's basketball team suffered a historic defeat, losing 75-68 to Puerto Rico in the bronze medal game of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017...
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