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By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American oil giant Chevron was banned from offshore drilling in Brazilian waters on November 23rd.  The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) claimed Chevron’s drilling would remain suspended until the causes of...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL– The final race of the Formula One season was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace racetrack in Interlagos, São Paulo, on November 27th.  After a brief two-year gap during which the...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A ferry carrying over 900 people crashed into a dock near the Praça Quinze (XV Square) pier in Rio de Janeiro Monday afternoon.  At least 65 on board were hospitalized,...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A reported 13,000 families throughout the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas will receive legal titles to their property in 2012.  An estimated one-third of all families in Rocinha and one-half of...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the eyes of the world on Rocinha for the past week, many in Brazil are now also looking at what's going on in the favela communities in the country’s biggest...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DROP # 1. The first drop in the ocean was an underwater oil leak, in the Frade Field near a well being drilled by Chevron about 100 miles offshore. The leak...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Regional administrator of Rocinha, Jorge Collares, has announced that the community will receive new enforcement policies to contain its previously unregulated construction practices.  The move has been long anticipated but...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Ministry of the Environment is expected to announce today that Chevron will be fined a maximum of R$50 million for the environmental damage its oil leak has caused the...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Batalhão de Operações Especiais (BOPE) officers seized a trove of weapons, drugs and fake police uniforms in Rocinha Monday, following the Brazilian military and police force occupation of the favela...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A contingent of nearly 170 government workers and street sweepers are poised to spend the next week providing public services to the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas.  The move follows yesterday's...
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