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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the city of Rio de Janeiro struggles with a financial crisis and a general security-image issue, authorities want to reinforce policing efforts focused on the tourism, and the summer...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a recent study of traffic accidents throughout Rio de Janeiro, from 2008 to 2015, Rio’s business hub, Centro, has seen the biggest decrease in traffic accidents with a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the recent terror attack in France, Brazilian authorities announced they will be reviewing all security procedures for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A massive one-day campaign has been launched in Brazil this Saturday (February 13th) to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito with more than 220,000 armed forces personnel expected to knock on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a year and six months of construction, the new bike path that connects the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, in Zona Sul (South Zone) was opened on January...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The lifeguard and fire brigade of Rio de Janeiro announced this week it will use experimental drones in beach rescue operations during Operação Verão 2016 (Operation Summer 2016). The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An enormous explosion rocked the neighborhood of São Cristovão in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro early Monday morning, damaging at least forty buildings, according to...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives of the International Olympic Committee have visited Rio de Janeiro for the ninth time to evaluate progress of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games and have ruled...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The parliament of Rio de Janeiro, ALERJ, has approved a law punishing the openly carrying of so-called armas brancas (white weapons), including knives, pocket knives and daggers in the...
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