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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BlaBlaCar, a French start-up, began operating in Brazil on November 30th. The app and online service is designed to connect car-drivers with room in their vehicles with members of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Dozens of Brazilian cities close main roadways on Sunday so that the population may use the area to ride bikes, walk and assemble. São Paulo Mayor, Fernando Haddad, has intended...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite complaints by automobile drivers in São Paulo City about the reduction of the speed limits on major thruways, the city’s traffic engineering department (CET) says accidents have dropped by...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More major construction will start in Centro of Rio de Janeiro’s Região Portuária (Port Zone) on November 15th, as work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Key infrastructure concessions continue to hang in the balance and face uncertain futures as the private sector tiptoes warily around large public projects covering the country's roads, railways, airports...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Around 100,000 people, mainly unionized workers, in over 150 cities across Brazil staged strikes on Thursday. Protesters in all of the country's states, plus the Federal District, took to the streets to demand better...
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 – Brazil could overtake the U.S. in terms of soybean production this year to become to the world’s largest producer of grain, O Globo newspaper reports. Yet it has been...
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 – A major anti-drinking and driving operation by Rio police has led to over 150 motorists being fined after new legislation was brought into effect. Of 1,800 drivers stopped, 153...
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