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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday, December 5th, to protest the anti-corruption bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies last week. According to protesters, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The weekly survey, Focus Report, conducted by Brazil’s Central Bank with one hundred financial institutions, shows that economists are not very optimistic with Brazilian economic indicators. According to these institutions,...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It's that time of year where Christmas is just on the horizon which can only mean one thing: Christmas gift shopping. Rio has some wonderful boutique stores and fairs that...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, December 3rd, Ivan Tozzo, interim-president of the Chapecoense football (soccer) team announced that CONMEBOL, the governing body for South American football, has posthumously awarded the club the 2016...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Árvore de Natal da Lagoa (The Lagoa Christmas Tree) has long been an iconic and festive symbol in the lead up to Christmas in Rio de Janeiro. Yet for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The four founding nations of Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) have announced that they are suspending Venezuela from the trade bloc, for ‘failure to fulfill its membership obligations’ including...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s financial market registered heightened volatility on Thursday, December 1st, with the U.S. dollar closing at its highest rate since June against the Brazilian real and the São Paulo Stock...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The road for Rio’s post-Olympic plans continues to be rocky as the final day for companies to submit bids to take over management of the immense Olympic Park site in...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, December 2nd, the ultra-trendy social venue, Clubhouse Rio, will host the Heartbeatz party, granting guests an opportunity to visit this exclusive, members-only club while experiencing one of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Wednesday, November 30th, as Brazilians grieved the deaths of Chapecoense soccer players in a tragic plane crash, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved the much-anticipated anti-corruption...
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