Brazil Faces Yet Another Health Problem: The Swine Flu

Brazil Faces Yet Another Health Problem: The Swine Flu

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It appears that Brazil, still reeling with the surge of the Zika virus and its link to many microcephaly cases, is now facing another health problem, the H1N1 or swine flu. Since the beginning of the year more than 300 cases of H1N1 have been […]

São Paulo’s Parklets Encourage People to Meet

São Paulo’s Parklets Encourage People to Meet

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a city with millions of vehicles and a lack of parking spaces, São Paulo residents are choosing to do away with even more street parking by creating parklets. Parklets are small areas, usually the space of one or two cars, where benches and tables […]

Millions Gather to Protest in Brazil Against Government

Millions Gather to Protest in Brazil Against Government

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Wearing yellow and green, the color of Brazil’s flag, millions of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to protest corruption and demand President Rousseff step down. According to officials more than 3.6 million people attended the demonstrations in more than 300 cities throughout the […]

Heavy Rains Across São Paulo State Leave 18 Dead

Heavy Rains Across São Paulo State Leave 18 Dead

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The amount of rain that has fallen within 24 hour period on Thursday (March 10th) in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, was higher than expected for the entire month. With the rain comes a high potential for flooding and landslides, and so far at least […]

São Paulo Carnival Attendance and Revenues Increase in 2016

São Paulo Carnival Attendance and Revenues Increase in 2016

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not nearly as famous as the Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro, or the blocos (street parties) in Salvador or Recife, in the Northeastern part of the country, the number of people attending Carnival festivities in São Paulo has surged in the past few years. […]

Renting in Brazil to be Made Easier with Electronic Signatures

Renting in Brazil to be Made Easier with Electronic Signatures

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A website which aims to ease the inconvenience and bureaucracy of renting a property in Brazil has recently made it possible to sign a lease online in São Paulo and Campinas. By joining up with DocYouSign, users of QuintoAndar can now rent a property […]

Uber and Taxi Drivers Clash in Brazil’s Two Largest Cities

Uber and Taxi Drivers Clash in Brazil’s Two Largest Cities

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Clashes between taxi drivers and Uber drivers on Thursday night in Brazil’s two largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, ended with broken windows and damaged automobiles. In São Paulo, the skirmish occurred outside the Unique Hotel, where a Carnival ball promoted by Vogue […]

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clube Atlético-MG, from Minas Gerais, were this week crowned champions of the Florida Cup. The Brazilian team was one of nine from around the world to compete in the annual friendly in Florida in the United States. Taking place every January the tournament attracts clubs who […]

São Paulo Establishes Dress Code Law for Taxi Drivers

São Paulo Establishes Dress Code Law for Taxi Drivers

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A new dress code established by São Paulo City officials is forcing taxi drivers across the city to wear slacks, buttoned down work shirts and dress shoes when working the city streets. Women drivers are required to wear skirt or pant suits. The city’s ordinance […]