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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Work on the Line 3 extension to the VLT in Centro appears to have come to a stop, leaving an unfinished construction site on Avenida Marechal Floriano since the beginning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attending the opening of the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, urged the easing of economic barriers and the reduction of bureaucracy in relation to trade...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to attract investors to the country, Brazilian President Michel Temer told a room full of foreign investors on Monday that Brazil has surpassed the worst recession in decades and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil expects to raise at least R$3 billion in revenues this week by auctioning off concessions for the administration of four large airports. The airport concession...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced on Tuesday (March 7th) the 55 infrastructure projects that are part of the Private Partnership Investment program (PPI), with investments estimated at R$45 billion....
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by UFRJ’s Architecture and Urbanism Faculty has found that Rio’s Centro Zone, excluding the Port Zone, has the capacity to build 150,000 residential properties in abandoned or unused...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government hopes to obtain an extra R$15 billion in investments from the extension of concessions given to the private sector of rail lines and highways. The government announced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer announced earlier this week plans to privatize some of the nation’s airports, federal highways and rail lines, sewage systems, energy distributors and sell off gas...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Spectators going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have not only endured extended lines to get in to the stadiums but found that once inside food was scarce. Due...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To ensure that the half a million visitors about to land in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games have a positive first impression of the Cidade Maravilhosa, Rio’s Antônio Carlos...
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