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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 20th, the city of Rio experienced a twenty year record for rainfall in a single day. The Pluviométrica Station at Alto da Boa Vista recorded 247 millimeters...
By Mariana Sales, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting yesterday (Thursday, June 1st) the toll on the Ponte Rio-Niterói (Rio-Niterói bridge) increased from R$4 to R$4.10 per trip and is the second adjustment made since Ecoponte started management...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the official 2017 Carnival dates in the past, the city of Rio will still have one more major weekend of events, the parade of champions in the Marquês de...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a recent study of traffic accidents throughout Rio de Janeiro, from 2008 to 2015, Rio’s business hub, Centro, has seen the biggest decrease in traffic accidents with a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreign visitors to Brazil from one hundred countries can now drive vehicles throughout the entire country with only a valid driver’s license from their country of origin and a passport....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2016 Olympics rapidly approaching, city officials announced on Wednesday, June 26th, a series of measures to be instituted during the Games such as traffic bans, road closures, exclusive...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the Corpus Christi holiday on Thursday, May 26th, most Brazilians will take this opportunity to travel out of town to enjoy a four-day weekend. In São Paulo, one of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Dozens of Brazilian cities close main roadways on Sunday so that the population may use the area to ride bikes, walk and assemble. São Paulo Mayor, Fernando Haddad, has intended...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prefeitura (City Hall) of Rio de Janeiro will remove 78 bus lines within the city's Zona Sul (South Zone) by 2016 in an effort to streamline public transportation...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite complaints by automobile drivers in São Paulo City about the reduction of the speed limits on major thruways, the city’s traffic engineering department (CET) says accidents have dropped by...
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