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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A United States judge in New York has ordered Brazil’s construction giant, Odebrecht to pay a fine of US$2.6 billion to be divided between the governments of Brazil, the United...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Mining giants, Vale and BHP Billiton, along with principal shareholders of Brazilian mining company, Samarco, have asked the Minas Gerais Federal Courts for a second extension in their deadline to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With thousands of partygoers on the streets during the five days of Carnival, some of the main concerns for city of officials in Rio de Janeiro have been dirty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Facing the worst water shortage in history, the nine cities which make up the São Paulo Metropolitan area have began to take action to try to reduce water consumption. On...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, May 14th the Brazilian House Committee for Economic, Trade and Industry Development approved bill PL 3.259/12 banning the disposal of cigarette butts on Brazilian roads...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, reiterated this past weekend plans of applying a fine to those using too much water, requesting an increase of up to thirty percent starting...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s “Lixo Zero” (Zero Trash) program went into full swing last Tuesday, after being postponed in July. The anti-littering campaign, which has already reprimanded 171 people as of yesterday afternoon,...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, May 2nd the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL) issued fines of over R$9.5 million to telecommunications provider TIM. The company reportedly interrupted and dropped numerous...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dropping an empty soda can on the busy streets of Copacabana could earn you a pricey R$157 fine this year, as Rio de Janeiro will begin to issue fines...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) is to release the final report this week on the Chevron oil leak that occurred in November 2011 at the Frade Field in the Campos...
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