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By Michela DellaMonica and Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seven months after a R$0.20 increase in bus fares across Brazil stirred the largest protest movement Brazil has seen since the 1980s, Rio de Janeiro mayor...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to official statistics issued by the Instituto de Segurança Pública (Institute for Public Security), there were 3,501 intentional homicides in Rio de Janeiro state between January and September 2013 –...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian car industry had its most successful year to date in 2012, sales figures from the twelve months released by Brazil's Federation of Vehicle Distribution, Fenabrave, have revealed. Some...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The average salary of workers in Brazil’s oil and gas industry rose 27.6 percent to R$215,000 (US$106,000) per year, between October 2010 and October 2011, a recent report by the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence has surged through the streets of Salvador since military police went on strike last Wednesday in the north-eastern state of Bahia. In a...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During 2011 Brazil’s two nuclear power plants generated 15,644,251 megawatt hours (MWh) setting new national records, said Eletronuclear, a subsidiary of the Brazilian energy giant Eletrobras. The...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s automobile industry has beaten its own sales record for the fifth year running, bettering sales figures for the previous year, and making it the fifth biggest car seller...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report released yesterday shows that since 1980, murder rates in Brazil have more than doubled. Over one million violent deaths were recorded in the country...
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