Lost Opportunity For Rio’s Flamengo FC in the Brasileirão

Lost Opportunity For Rio’s Flamengo FC in the Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past weekend, the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A entered round nine as the top twenty football clubs in Brazil took the pitch on Saturday, June 18h, and Sunday, June 19th for round nine of the 38 round tournament. With a number of game-saving plays […]

Record Breaking Cold Hits Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

Record Breaking Cold Hits Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a city normally known for its tropical climate and renowned beaches, Rio de Janeiro’s six million residents had to bundle up on Monday, June 13th, as a cold spell hit the south of Brazil. Despite being in the winter season, on Monday, Rio de […]

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.44 to the Dollar but Stocks Drop

Brazil’s Real Closes at R$3.44 to the Dollar but Stocks Drop

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (Wednesday, May 11th) in anticipation of the Brazilian senate’s vote to continue with the impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian real currency closed stronger to the U.S. dollar. The U.S. currency ended the day at R$3.44/US$1 in sales, down 0.6 percent compared […]

Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo

Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Taxi drivers in São Paulo resumed protests today, May 11th, against the previous day’s decree from Mayor Fernando Haddad. The mayor’s decree essentially authorized the use of Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing-applications in the city. By 6AM, early Wednesday morning, May 11th, angry taxi drivers […]

Anti-Impeachment Protests Block Major Highways in Brazil

Anti-Impeachment Protests Block Major Highways in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Anti-impeachment demonstrations were held Tuesday in at least fifteen states and the capital in Brazil, with protesters blocking major highways and causing chaos for morning commuters in cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia. The demonstrations were organized by the country’s leading workers’ […]

Housing Sales in São Paulo Plunge 16 Percent in March

Housing Sales in São Paulo Plunge 16 Percent in March

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, May 10th, the São Paulo State Housing Syndicate (Secovi-SP) released the results of its most recent survey showing that new housing sales in São Paulo for March 2016 totaled 1,070 units, a 16 percent decrease compared to March 2015. Despite the March result, […]

Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court has approved a request by the country’s Prosecutor General, Rodrigo Janot, and has suspended Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Eduardo Cunha from his duties as legislator. Cunha is said to have received the order early on Thursday morning at his residence in Brasilia. […]

Judge Orders Block of WhatsApp for 72 Hours in Brazil

Judge Orders Block of WhatsApp for 72 Hours in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in the Northeast state of Sergipe ordered the nationwide suspension of the popular messaging service, Whatsapp, for 72 hours, due to the company’s failure to turn over data which the courts say are important for a current drug trafficking investigation. The decision […]

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After Brazil suffered its worst GDP decline in over 25 years, an increasing number of businesses are now starting to default on their debts. A survey released on Wednesday (April 27th) by the Credit Protection Service (SPC) and the National Confederation of Shopkeepers, showed the […]

Brazil’s Chamber Votes on Impeachment, Crowds Take to Streets

Brazil’s Chamber Votes on Impeachment, Crowds Take to Streets

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost 43 uninterrupted hours of debates representatives from Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies will vote this Sunday whether or not to authorize the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff to move ahead to a trial in the Senate. Millions of Brazilians are expected to flood […]

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