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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fight between Uber and the taxi drivers of Rio de Janeiro has once again spilled over into a confrontation between Rio de Janeiro's Mayor, Eduardo Paes, and the judiciary....
Letter to the Editor, by Gregory Cufaro, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has lost his grip on reality and like Don Quixote de la Mancha he is tilting at imaginary windmills. How delusional is...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Most Cariocas don’t know that Brazil’s second most popular spectator sport is the “vaquejada”; some four thousand vaquejadas reportedly occur annually throughout Brazil’s Northeastern outback, known as the “sertão”. What happens in...
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...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreign visitors to Brazil from one hundred countries can now drive vehicles throughout the entire country with only a valid driver’s license from their country of origin and a passport....
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 – A Brazilian federal judge has thrown out a legal bid by telecom giant TIM to appeal against a decision by Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL), the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government is looking to change the way its immigration policy is oriented towards highly-skilled foreign professionals wanting to work in the country. Some commentators say that Brazil...
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