Over 1,500 Foreign-Born Candidates Seek Office in Brazil

Over 1,500 Foreign-Born Candidates Seek Office in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This year’s municipal elections in Brazil will have 1,542 foreign-born naturalized-Brazilians running for city council and mayoral posts, including for mayor in two state capitals. That is the case of Carlos Enrique Franco Amastha. Amastha candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) was born in […]

Brazil Bank Strike Enters 24th Day, Longest Since 2004

Brazil Bank Strike Enters 24th Day, Longest Since 2004

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A nationwide strike by bank employees in Brazil entered its 24th day on Thursday, September 29th, with negotiations halted as neither side has retracted from their demands. The strike is the longest in the country since 2004, when bank employees went on strike for thirty […]

Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night, Wednesday, September 28th, Flamengo’s campaign in the 2016 Copa Sul-Americana came to a crashing halt with the club’s 2×1 loss to Chile’s Palestino football (soccer) club. Wednesday’s loss continued a string of disappointing losses for the Rubro-Negro this year, including early exits from […]

Opinion: Shootout at Rio’s OK Corral

Opinion: Shootout at Rio’s OK Corral

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last pre-election debate will occur tonight (September 29th), broadcast by TV Globo at 10:30PM local time, after its moribund novela. It’s as eagerly awaited by Brazilian voters as was that between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to American (and international) voters. The main difference is […]

Wealthy Businessman Leads Mayoral Race in São Paulo

Wealthy Businessman Leads Mayoral Race in São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 8.8 million residents of São Paulo city will go to the polls on Sunday, October 2nd, to choose the city’s new mayor and 55 council representatives. While three of the candidates seeking the city’s top post have already held the position, the candidate […]

Multinational Oil Giant Shell Pledges Investments in Brazil

Multinational Oil Giant Shell Pledges Investments in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Reiterating that there is a favorable investment climate in Brazil, the president of petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell, Ben Van Beurden, told Brazil’s President Michel Temer of the company’s interest in maintaining and increasing investments in the country. “We have plans for a future together. […]

Rio’s Feira do Lavradio Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Oct 8th

Rio’s Feira do Lavradio Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Oct 8th

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, October 8th, Feira do Lavradio, also known as Feira do Rio Antigo, will celebrate twenty years of bringing together some of Rio’s best handicrafts and antiques in Rio’s Centro neighborhood. Normally, the popular fair takes place on the first weekend of each month, […]

Opinion: Brazil’s Important Municipal Elections

Opinion: Brazil’s Important Municipal Elections

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil will have municipal elections this Sunday, October 2nd. These are more important than many think. […]

Five Candidates Tied for 2nd Place in Rio’s Mayoral Race

Five Candidates Tied for 2nd Place in Rio’s Mayoral Race

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 4.8 million residents of Rio de Janeiro are expected to choose between eleven candidates who will be their next mayor. As the October 2nd election day nears five candidates are technically tied for second place with analysts not venturing to guess who will […]

Brazil Increases Inflation Forecast for 2016 to 7.3 Percent

Brazil Increases Inflation Forecast for 2016 to 7.3 Percent

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Central Bank increased its forecast of annual inflation for this year, from a 6.9 percent forecast in June to 7.3 percent. The increase in inflation forecast is in the Quarterly Inflation Report, released on Tuesday (September 27th) in Brasilia. This latest forecast, however, calls […]

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