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By Michela DellaMonica and Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seven months after a R$0.20 increase in bus fares across Brazil stirred the largest protest movement Brazil has seen since the 1980s, Rio de Janeiro mayor...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The whole city is getting ready for Carnival, and this weekend the entertainment is completely free at Rio’s Sambódromo. Technical rehearsals of samba schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday was hottest day since 1915 according to Climatempo Institute, with a thermal sensation of 47°C in the air. The actual temperature was around the low forties, with 43.2°C being...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three floors of the Swissair building on 99 Avenida Rio Branco, Centro, have been ravaged by a fire Sunday morning. The 14th and 15th floors belonged to the Garcia and...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At a meeting for the Brazilian federal government’s program "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" (My House, My Life) yesterday, President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed that, in contrary to many "developed" countries, Brazil’s...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rocinha is often considered to be the largest favela community in Brazil, and with an estimated 150,000 residents, sits close to the wealthy Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhoods of São...
By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seven cities hit by the heavy rain in the north and northwest of the state of Rio de Janeiro are still in a state of emergency, even with the decreasing...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Car manufacturers who start using a minimum proportion of components made in Brazil in their vehicles, and also invest in innovation within the country, will pay a lower rate of...
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