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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although representatives from both Mercosur and the European Union (EU) continue to say they hope for an ample economic accord between the two blocs by the end of the year,...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, the Federal Police announced their lastest investigation, entitled “Carne Fraca” or “weak flesh” in English. The primary targets were not politicians, but rather numerous meat processing and packing plants...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil continued on Monday their attempt to contain a backlash of reactions about the investigation by the country’s federal police into tainted meat being sold in markets in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Meat is the key to most Brazilian meals and you won't find the ritual in a purer form than at a local's churrasco (barbecue). Cariocas take a deep pride in their approach to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that Brazil was once again the world’s biggest exporter of meat in 2012, after coming second to Australia in 2011....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The price of the cesta básica – the “basic basket” of essential foodstuffs – has gone up in all but two cities in the most recent monthly survey by the...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Back in my January winter breaks at Hampshire College, I learned that the words “free-range chicken” could mean more than a cruelty free, certified organic meal in a world that slaughters...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As The Rio Times continues its look at the cities selected to host the 2014 World Cup, this week the spotlight focuses on Belo Horizonte. Twelve locations have been chosen as...
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