São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

São Paulo May Run Out of Water in November

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Residents living in the largest city in South America, São Paulo, may run out of water by the end of next month, according to SABESP (São Paulo’s water utility company). SABESP registered on its website on Thursday that the main water reservoir for the city, […]

SP Governor Fights Prison Crime Cell

SP Governor Fights Prison Crime Cell

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin underlined his intention to create a task force dedicated to an around-the-clock investigation of the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital), considered to be the country’s largest criminal group. The move comes just three days after the São […]

Violence as Bus Protests Spread: Daily

Violence as Bus Protests Spread: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least 235 people have been arrested and 55 injured as violence took over the streets of central São Paulo last night, after a fresh protest against a recent hike in bus and metro fares, again, ended with protesters entering into running battles with police forces. […]

The Costs of Flooding in São Paulo

By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Since the end of 2010, heavy flooding in Brazil’s financial capital has taken at least 25 lives, and caused countless economic losses. Geraldo Alckmin, the Governor of São Paulo since 2001, working with the new Rousseff administration, is now faced with perhaps the biggest challenge of […]