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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After receiving heavy criticism from both Brazilian society and the international community, Brazil’s government announced on Monday it was repealing a decree which would have allowed for the exploration of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of any actions which would allow for the mining and exploration of a reserve located in the Amazon rainforest yesterday (Wednesday, August 30th). The judge's...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Panama released a statement on Tuesday that Brazil’s Odebrecht conglomerate would have to compensate the country for the damages caused and would ‘take the necessary actions...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last minute talks and negotiations were made this weekend in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, as the government of President Michel Temer tries to guarantee that the Chamber of Deputies will vote...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, October 4th, the polling agency, Ibope, released the results of its latest survey showing that 55 percent of Brazilians disapprove of the administration of President Michel Temer. The...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to recently released Brazilian Federal Court documents, international Brazilian football (soccer) superstar Neymar has brought a lawsuit against the Brazilian federal government alleging that it leaked confidential details to...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil...
Opinion, by Simon Thomas RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is chock full of laws, rules, and regulations (LR&Rs). This is a country that in 2018 should pass the one million lawyers mark. That's a lot of heads to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A deteriorating economic scenario and the steep depreciation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar discouraged Brazilians from traveling and spending abroad last year, according to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil announced on Tuesday, December 23rd, thirteen new cabinet members for her second term, which begins on January 1st. In November Rousseff had already named her...
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