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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An investigation has found that some of Brazil's port terminals are still not operating twenty-four hours a day, despite the introduction of the Porto 24 horas (24-Hour Port) program nearly a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a gloomy 2012 in which the Brazilian economy all but ground to a halt, a cautiously optimistic sense is returning to some sectors of Brazilian industry, fueled by better-than-expected...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has restarted discussions about the installation of new nuclear reactors in the country to help relieve the nation’s strained energy supplies. Also Brazil is examining...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government is hoping that the concessions announced for the country’s road network will spark a close contest between at least six groups, with as many as twelve companies...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Public spending in Brazil increased by 10.7 percent in 2012, according to figures revealed by the Integrated Financial Administration System (SIAFI), with the majority of this investment funding social...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Market growth forecasts for Brazil’s GDP (gross domestic product) in 2012 have been cut dramatically for the fourth time in as many weeks, from last week's prediction of 1.27 percent to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has announced its long-awaited investment program for the country’s ports, with a core focus on incentives for the private sector, totaling R$54.2 billion (US$26 billion) which...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff is reported to have finalized the long-awaited “ports package,” the government’s next big investment program to upgrade the country’s overstretched infrastructure, improving ports and how they...
By Tricia L Chaves, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Ilha Grande (the Big Island), was a decades-long home of a prison before the structures were destroyed in the 1950s. Now, its remote location creates the ultimate natural respite from...
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