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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Approximately one in every three Brazilians, or 35 percent of the population, has had friends or family members killed in a violent manner, a new study by Datafolha Institute revealed...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than three percent of Brazilians fluent in English and only five percent of the population able to speak any English at all, long-term visitors and foreigners residing in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The BNDES (Brazilian National Development Bank) released a study that says Rio de Janeiro, even after the 2016 Olympics, will need to invest R$42.5 billion within twelve years to overcome...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The global competitiveness ranking for Brazil has fallen by three places in relation to last year. According to report by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A survey from CNT/MDA has shown that an overwhelming majority of Brazilians do not approve of the Black Bloc, an anarchist outfit that has gained notoriety for its use of...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roughly half the tourists that travel to Rio de Janeiro plan on visiting one of the city’s favelas, according to a new study by researchers at the Fundação Getulio...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Businesses in favelas with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) are showing a trend towards greater growth, according to a recent study by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). The Brazilian higher education...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BridgeBrazil, a leading school teaching Portuguese language to foreigners, has been awarded government accreditation under the Study in Brazil program. Effective as of this month, the program’s...
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