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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro has asked the Ministry of Health to be included in the yellow fever vaccine recommendation area. The federal government of Brazil has already issued...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles announced today that the federal government will make an agreement with the government of Rio de Janeiro for the state's fiscal recovery. Without detailing the specifics...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following an announcement on May 19th that investment agreements worth US$53.3 billion will be made by China in Brazil, the State if Rio de Janeiro is seeing some impact. ...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro has been facing increased violence against its police force, while officers were both on- and off-duty in the last year. Now in just...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Jawbone's founding CEO Alexander Asseily wanted a place where everyone could voice their opinions in global conversations, so he and his brother Mark, former product head at Rebtel, created...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The results of a survey performed by Ibope and commissioned by the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (National Confederation of Industry, CNI) published on Thursday show that support for Rio state...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The construction cost for Rio’s new Metro (Subway) Line 4, will amount to R$8.5 billion (US$4 billion), seventy percent more than the R$5 billion (US$2.4 billion) first estimated, it...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of burglaries and vehicle thefts in Rio de Janeiro has risen dramatically in the first half of 2012, with car thefts up 27.4 percent and residential burglaries...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Congress has earmarked September 28th as the date to decide on the terms of a constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 29, which will determine a mandatory percentage...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It does not surprise me that such a massive issue has separated the state of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian federal government regarding oil proceeds. Rio certainly has been counting on this income...
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