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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The delay of the transfer of funds from the Rio de Janeiro state government has postponed the return of classes at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) indefinitely. This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The harshest economic crisis in Brazil in decades could push up to 3.6 million Brazilian back below the poverty line by the end of 2017, says a World Bank report...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The consolidated public sector in Brazil (federal, state, municipal and state-owned companies) registered a primary deficit of R$155.8 billion in 2016 according to the country’s Central Bank (CB). The deficit...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It has long been said that "Brazil is a country of the future... and always will be." However Rio de Janeiro has a much bigger image problem these days, and I'm...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Árvore de Natal da Lagoa (The Lagoa Christmas Tree) has long been an iconic and festive symbol in the lead up to Christmas in Rio de Janeiro. Yet for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The trip by Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to Congress for the start of the legislative year caused commotion, as expected, on Tuesday, with part of Congressional representatives defending the President...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff made an appearance on TV yesterday night together with several members of her Worker's Party PT, including ex-President Lula, campaigning for the party and the...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian GDP, the largest economy in Latin America, fell by 0.6 percent in the second quarter ending in June, worse than analysts had predicted. In the first quarter revised...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government has nominated the country’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo, as a candidate to lead the international institution. The term of current...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. dollar rose 1.78 percent against the Brazilian real according to Monday's closing figures. The rise effectively leaves the dollar worth just over R$1.70, its highest level since December...
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