Opinion: The Curmudgeon on GIGO

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on GIGO

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The title acronym, short for “Garbage In, Garbage Out”, was once only for computers, but now describes failures in decision-making due to faulty, incomplete or imprecise data. Carioca residents have since last week recognized the cogency of this logic, as we have all seen garbage (still) […]

Fire Code Enforcement Still a Challenge in Brazil

Fire Code Enforcement Still a Challenge in Brazil

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over one year after a fire inside the Kiss nightclub took the lives of 242 people in the city of Santa Maria in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil faces tough challenges in enforcement of the fire safety regulations already in place across the […]

Brazil Kiss Nightclub Tragedy: One Year Later

Brazil Kiss Nightclub Tragedy: One Year Later

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On January 27, 2013, 242 young men and women in the student town of Santa Maria in Rio de Grande do Sul state lost their lives when a fire broke out inside the windowless Kiss nightclub during a concert. One year after the second-worst […]

EU Enter Trade Battle with Brazil Over High Taxes: Daily

EU Enter Trade Battle with Brazil Over High Taxes: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union took legal action against Brazil’s high taxes imposed European imports. After lengthy negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the EU feel that they have been left with no option but to take on South America’s biggest economy […]

Brazil Tax Revenues Reach Record High: Daily

Brazil Tax Revenues Reach Record High: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the Receita Federal, the Brazilian internal revenue service, the collection of federal taxes totaled R$112.5 billion for the month of November, a record high. During the year the total taxes paid in Brazilian society hit the mark of R$1 trillion for the first […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Honors the Late Mandela

Brazil’s President Rousseff Honors the Late Mandela

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was one of three heads of states who paid homage to the late South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, with speeches at a memorial held at Soccer City stadium yesterday, December 10th, in Johannesburg, South Africa. […]

Rio Governor Cabral to Step Down in 2014

Rio Governor Cabral to Step Down in 2014

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The state governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, announced on Monday, December 2nd that he would step down from office on March 31st, 2014 in order to pursue a campaign for a seat in the country’s Senate in October. The announcement sparked a […]

Rio’s Military Police Most Corrupt in Brazil: Daily

Rio’s Military Police Most Corrupt in Brazil: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Military Police in Rio de Janeiro are Brazil’s most corrupt police force, according to the National Victimization Survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Program for Development. The study also showed that the state of Rio is subject to more […]

Marina Silva Joins PSB Party in Brazil

Marina Silva Joins PSB Party in Brazil

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Senator and 2010 presidential candidate Marina Silva will meet with members of the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB) this week to define a mutual political platform just three days after Silva announced she was joining the country’s Socialist Party following her unsuccessful bid to […]

Olympic Authority Chief Resigns: Daily

Olympic Authority Chief Resigns: Daily

By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The head of Brazil’s Olympic Public Authority (APO), the organization responsible for centralizing the country’s efforts for the sports mega-event, has resigned amid a political dispute just two weeks before the International Olympic Committee’s next inspection visit to Rio, as Folha de São Paulo reported […]

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