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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers across Brazil plan to block for the second day major highways across the country to protest the rising fuel prices. The Brazilian Truck Drivers Association (ABCAM) argues...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday (December 6th) afternoon, the normally busy streets of Rio’s commercial Centro neighborhood resembled a combat zone as tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, fire bombs, stones and other...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Trash piled up throughout Rio de Janeiro this Carnival, as street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) went on strike. The strike was declared illegal on Saturday by...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian press, or at least the largest circulation press (print, radio and television) have been consistently portrayed by moderate leftists as being incorrigibly right wing and anti-progressive, given that they...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures released by the Public Security Institute (ISP) show that robberies on buses in the state of Rio de Janeiro have gone up by almost 25 percent in the past...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 2,000 residents of Rio de Janeiro's Complexo do Maré favela and hundreds of its supporters gathered on Tuesday to protest against the excessive police violence in their community, which...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fifty thousand protested throughout Belo Horizonte yesterday during the Confederations Cup Semi-Final match between Brazil and Uruguay. This demonstration has been said to be the worst in terms of vandalism...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bus fares in Rio de Janeiro will return to R$2.75 after massive protests erupted across the country, mayor Eduardo Paes announced last night during a press conference in Rio’s Zona...
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