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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One day after the federal government announced a public security plan and the creation of a social action task force for Rio de Janeiro, Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão applauded the...
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 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro has seen two former governors arrested in the last two days. Former governor, Anthony Garotinho, was arrested on Wednesday, November 16th, accused of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The healthcare system in Rio is officially in a state of emergency. The measure was signed late yesterday (December 23rd) by the state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão, after meeting with...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando de Souza, better known as Pezão (Bigfoot), has prioritized security, health care and transport at the beginning of his tenure, after...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The results of a survey performed by Ibope and commissioned by the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (National Confederation of Industry, CNI) published on Thursday show that support for Rio state...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, June 24th, over four thousand gathered in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) to protest against proposed constitutional amendment PEC 37, a measure that if passed would limit prosecutorial...
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 Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Rio in a mass protest demanding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff veto a bill which would change how oil royalties...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities say 700,000 - organizers say 1.5 million - supporters swaddled in rainbow flags took to the streets of Copacabana in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) for the city’s...
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