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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least 28 cities in the state of Espírito Santo are cancelling their Carnival festivities with officials claiming a lack of police protection for partygoers. State residents have faced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The size of the mud spill from the Samarco dam brake in Mariana has tripled in size along the coastline of Espirito Santo state since Sunday, said environmental groups monitoring...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government, along with the state governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, announced they will sue mining company Samarco and its controllers, Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billinton...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mud mixed with contaminated water that spilled from the dams near Mariana, Minas Gerais on November 5th, has reached the Brazilian coastline, affecting the waters of Espirito Santo state....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has approved a controversial new bill that sets out the redistribution of oil royalties to non-producing states nationwide, Chief of Staff Gleisi Hoffmann has announced. However, much...
By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief of Staff in Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, coordinated a meeting yesterday with representatives of five ministries to coordinate federal support to states affected by the heavy rain in the...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The federal government headed by President Dilma Rousseff is determined to prioritize the resolution of the controversy surrounding the proposed distribution of oil royalties, and is expected to send...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The IBP (Brazilian Institute of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuel) has recently launched an info-site that explains a great number of technical concepts and the oil extraction regulations regarding the pré-sal (pre-salt)...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Spain's oil giant, Repsol, announced last week the discovery of a new offshore oil well in the BM-S-48 Block of the pre-salt area, around 257 kilometers off the São Paulo...
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