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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a meeting with the Attorney General's Office of Military Justice, the Defense Ministry announced that the armed forces will leave the streets of Rio de Janeiro today (February 22nd),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least 28 cities in the state of Espírito Santo are cancelling their Carnival festivities with officials claiming a lack of police protection for partygoers. State residents have faced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance minister of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, says country’s economy is showing signs of recovery and that the worst recession the country has faced in its history is over. Meirelles attributed...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With 90,000 visitors pouring into the Sambódromo every night during Rio de Janeiro's 2017 Carnival, the parade competitions are one of the city’s most celebrated tourist attractions. This year’s competition starts on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The interior of Rio de Janeiro state, referred to as "fluminense", has seen cities attract more and more tourists during the Carnival season this year, with hotel occupancy rates higher...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal Ministry of Justice and Public Security authorized yesterday (February 20th) the activation of the National Force in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil has issued emergency situations for 63 cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever. Since the beginning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the objective of stimulating free competition and attracting foreign investments in the oil and gas sector, the Brazilian government launched the 'Fuel Brazil' initiative on Monday (February 20th). “It...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more than one hundred blocos and over 800,000 revelers taking over the streets of Rio this past weekend, the city's sanitation department, COMLURB, was faced with the arduous task...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Justin Timberlake is the latest name to be added to music festival Rock in Rio’s line-up this year. Timberlake, who has previously performed at the Rio festival in 2001 and...
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