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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officers of the policiais civis (civil police) force in Rio de Janeiro state have announced a 72-hour walkout until the full payment of December wages, Christmas bonus and other...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the aftermath of the prison riot that took place in Natal Alcaçuz State Penitentiary between January 14th and 15th, Rio Grande do Norte’s state governor Robinson Faria will travel...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Implicated in the mega corruption scandal known as Lava Jato (Carwash), UK’s Rolls-Royce announced on Monday it had reached an accord with Brazil’s Ministerio Publico Federal (Public Prosecutor’s Office) to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday January 16th, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that it had reduced its forecast of Brazilian GDP growth from 1.5 percent to 0.2 percent in 2017. The estimate is...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey of the FipeZap index shows that the average residential rental prices in Brazil had a nominal fall of 3.23 percent last year, not including inflation. Considering official inflation...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although Rio de Janeiro's Carnival blocos (street parties) are not due to officially start until February 4th this year, Circo Voador will launch the 2017 season early. From 10PM on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minas Gerais state’s governor, Fernando Pimentel, declared a public health emergency in the eastern part of the state due to the high number of suspected cases of yellow fever. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a little more than a month left before the annual Carnival parade competition in Rio de Janeiro, samba schools in the the Grupo Especial (Special Group) have yet to...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city government of Rio de Janeiro has approved 462 blocos (street parades) for 2017 Carnival celebrations in the city. The official list of approved blocos was released on Friday,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is full of famous tourist attractions and landmarks, like Christ the Redeemer, Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf), and the Carnival Sambódromo. Yet those with the time, interest -...
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