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Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Odebrecht CEO, Marcelo Odebrecht is said to have confirmed on Wednesday before Electoral Court Judge (TSE) Herman Benjamin that his company gave approximately R$150 million in illicit campaign contributions to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 41 percent of donations made to political candidates in this year’s October municipal elections were irregular, says Brazil’s Electoral Court (TSE). In terms of values, the TSE announced...
We need to raise US$3000.00 (three thousand dollars) per person to travel to U.S., have medical insurance, pay the american Visa, and cover the costs for housing, food, and transportation for 3 weeks. We are working...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A collaboration between the Street Child World Cup and Favela Street, along with The Rio Times, will collect Christmas presents this year to be handed out to street children and...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa has another side to the postcard pictures, where many communities struggle with poverty in a country of vast wealth inequality. When staying in Rio, travelers can donate...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Extreme rain has devastated cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, of the Baixada (Lowland) area. The people in the county of Duque de Caxias, especially in the city...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobrás, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, is suspected of inadvertently funding a political campaign of the ruling Worker’s Party (PT) through a contract with local NGO, Pangea, current affairs magazine Epoca...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....
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