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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s metro (subway) operator, MetrôRio and the popular local taxi and car hailing mobile application, 99, have just announced a new joint promotional discount metrocard, MetrôRio 99, that will provide...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Uber services in Brazil continue to draw heated conflict from taxi drivers and Uber motorists themselves. While in Rio, taxi drivers protest against Uber services, in São Paulo Uber motorists...
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...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Alternative transportation seen in services such as Uber, has led to heated discussions and violence throughout Brazil, and the controversy seems far from over. After Rio de Janeiro announced the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro protested against transport organization app Uber, closing off streets in Centro and the Aterro de Flamengo this morning (July 24th). As a reaction,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the last increase in bus fares had triggered mass protests around the country and had to be postponed from June 2013 to February 2014, Rio’s Prefeitura (city government)...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The consumer defense agency in Rio de Janeiro, Carioca Procon, is warning residents and tourists over reports that taxi drivers are illegally charging unfairly high fares when consulting the...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The price of smartphones in Brazil is high, especially for the country’s socioeconomic environment, however the burgeoning middle class are becoming increasingly avid consumers. Mobile broadband accounts for 42...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A taxi driver who dragged a passenger to avoid giving R$4 in change will be facing charges for assault. Rosemberg Amaro da Silva allegedly denied his clients change and then tried...
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