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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Unable to obtain the expected revenues Brazil’s federal government announced on Tuesday it was increasing the nation’s budget deficit target by R$20 billion this year, from R$139 billion to R$159...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Health officials in Brazil continue to monitor closely the current outbreak of yellow fever in several states in the country. The latest data from the Ministry of Health shows over...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil has issued emergency situations for 63 cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever. Since the beginning...
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...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday (January 26th) the state of Rio de Janeiro signed a term of commitment to receive financial relief from the federal government. To remedy a deficit that should reach R$26,132...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –Rio de Janeiro’s already critical financial situation suffered another blow on Monday, November 7th, with the news that the federal government was freezing all of the state government’s bank accounts until...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Summer is around the corner in Brazil and with the hot weather comes mosquitos and possible diseases. Although Brazilian health officials have stated that they do not expect a surge...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced on Thursday (July 7th) the forecast for the 2017 primary deficit for the federal, state and city governments at R$143.1 billion. According to the forecast,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro officials, rushing to get everything ready for the 2016 Olympics in August received bad news yesterday from the federal government. The loan to finish the construction of...
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