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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate has approved by a wide majority a bill that changes rules governing how the country’s ports are regulated, in a victory for the ruling government, despite last-minute...
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 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sales of Brazilian-made firearms to the U.S. increased 187.5 percent while former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in office, compared to the same eight-year period of his...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Sales of cars, light vehicles and trucks grew 20.8 percent in March, compared to February, according to figures revealed by Anfavea, Brazil’s National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers. Although the total...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Ethanol made from sugar cane waste is set to arrive at gas stations across Brazil in 2014, in what is being dubbed the most promising development in biofuel technology in...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras will put six new oil platforms into operation in 2013, Brazil’s semi-public oil giant has announced, adding around 840,000 barrels of oil daily to the company’s current output...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Rio in a mass protest demanding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff veto a bill which would change how oil royalties...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The +Unidos Group (or “Mais Unidos” meaning “more united”) is already known for its international development work with disadvantaged Brazilians, but the group will now be helping preserve biodiversity in...
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