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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of escalating violence residents of Rio de Janeiro woke up Friday morning to the news that Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, decided to declare federal intervention in Rio’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s Regional Electoral Court (TRE-RJ) on Wednesday, voted 3 to 2 for state governor, Luiz Fernando de Souza Pezão, and his running mate, Francisco Dornelles, to step down...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Rio de Janeiro’s Legislative Assembly House (Alerj) on Wednesday, November 16th, to pressure legislators to reject the governor's latest financial project for the city....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With Rio de Janeiro facing one of its worst financial crises ever, state finance secretary, Gustavo Barbosa, met on Monday (November 14th) with representatives of several banks in São Paulo...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a day of protest at Rio de Janeiro’s Assembly House, the state court authorized the interruption of a government plan that would increase the social security deduction on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão in the hospital receiving chemotherapy, the reins of public office will be temporarily handed over to his deputy governor, Francisco Dornelles. It was announced...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Strengthening commercial ties between Brazil and the United States is one of the main goals of the new board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro (AmCham...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first meeting of the CEMAPP (Executive Commission on Monitoring and Assessment of Pacification Policies) was held this week, presided by Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão. The commission’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Incumbent governor Luis Fernando de Souza, most commonly known as Pezão (‘Bigfoot’ in Portuguese), won the gubernatorial race in Rio de Janeiro against Marcelo Crivella. According to election officials,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The voters in the state of Rio de Janeiro went to the polls on Sunday to vote for president, governor, senator and federal and state representatives. Residents from Rio...
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