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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio state secretary for security, Roberto Sá, said yesterday (Friday, February 10th) that he could count on the support of federal forces, if necessary, as a result of the protest...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the knock-out success of food-truck events in Rio and São Paulo, the first Food Truck Park event will take place this weekend, August 1st and 2nd, in the Castello...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the slowing economy in Brazil, the demand for temporary vacation rentals has remained high around the state of Rio de Janeiro, especially along the coastal areas. Part of...
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 – President Dilma Rousseff has approved a controversial new bill that sets out the redistribution of oil royalties to non-producing states nationwide, Chief of Staff Gleisi Hoffmann has announced. However, much...
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 – As signs of a recovery in Brazil’s economy continue to amass, the automotive sector appears to be leading the way with good news, with new assembly plants planned and...
By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Home to breathtaking views of lush-green mountain peaks, the city of Petrópolis is widely known for its historical significance as the former summer residence of Brazil’s imperial family. Yet, although...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major test was passed in Rio of the security capabilities that Polícia Federal (Federal Police) forces will provide for foreign officials during Rio+20, the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian petroleum giant Petrobras has confirmed that recently-discovered reserves of oil and gas at the Pão de Açúcar well, 121 miles (195km) from the Rio state coastline, amount to...
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