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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the last increase in bus fares had triggered mass protests around the country and had to be postponed from June 2013 to February 2014, Rio’s Prefeitura (city government)...
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 Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was confirmed Thursday that the Human Rights Commission of the Brazilian Order of Lawyers will be in charge of defending the three members of the Black Bloc protest group...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than two hundred people protested outside Rio's city council in Centro against the CPI dos Ônibus - a parliamentary commission of inquiry into Rio de Janeiro’s bus licenses -...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The engineer from the Rio de Janeiro Regional Council for Engineering and Agronomy (CREA-RJ) who is investigating a bus crash that killed six people and hurt 34 others this week,...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff affirmed that inflation is “completely under control” yesterday on a radio show in Minas Gerais as consumer price index rates (IPCA) - Brazil's broadest measure of inflation...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, who for years has deemed politics his favorite spectator sport, has been watching the demonstrations, and has paid particular attention to several slogans that are now brandished by protesters. Following...
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...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Protests over increased bus fares are set to continue in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília on Monday, June 17th. The city of São...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests over bus fare increases have turned violent over the last two weeks and are spreading across Brazil. Up to 20,000 mobilized against the hike in São Paulo, and between...
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