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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A United States judge in New York has ordered Brazil’s construction giant, Odebrecht to pay a fine of US$2.6 billion to be divided between the governments of Brazil, the United...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between Brazil’s Foreign Ministry and Tourism Ministry over visa exemptions to certain countries, was revealed by local media over the weekend. While Tourism minister sees the exemption as an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian construction conglomerate, Odebrecht, and one of its subsidiaries, Braskem, have agreed to pay at least US$3.5 billion in penalties due to bribes paid to government officials in Brazil, the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While most of the election talk in Brazil has revolved around the country’s recent municipal elections, for the thousands of American expatriates who call Brazil home, another important election is...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Reaction to former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment on Wednesday (August 31st) came swiftly, both from within Brazil as well as from foreign nations. Abroad, a few Latin American countries criticized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar registered a steep devaluation while the São Paulo stock exchange rose on Monday as investors reacted to the deposition of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, August 11th, in the Carioca 2 Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Brazilian judoka (judo competitor) Mayra Aguiar rebounded from an earlier semifinals loss, to defeat Yalennis Castillo of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During the next four years Brazil will work toward strengthening its commercial ties with the United States, expanding its accords with Mercosur partners as well as finalizing trade agreements with...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Clint Dempsey goal after just 30 seconds and a late John Brooks header were enough to give the USA team a 2-1 win over Ghana at the Arena...
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