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By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Around fifty million people in northeastern Brazil were affected by a regionwide blackout on Wednesday afternoon. The power outage was the result of a manmade fire in a rural area of Piauí...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the first two days of Rio de Janeiro’s World Youth Day (WYD) on July 23rd and 24th, the city’s metro experienced severe problems, leaving traveling pilgrims stranded. These interruptions...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Polícia Militar (Military Police) strike continues in the Salvador and the northeastern state of Bahia, the union representing the Polícia Civil (Civilian Police) force in...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The news that three people had been arrested for public urination at a pre-Carnival bloco in Copacabana last Friday was met with mixed feelings by Rio residents....
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the holiday season almost upon us, Brazilian airport workers and airline staff are threatening to strike from December 22nd over a pay dispute. The National...
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