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Half of the World’s People to Live in Water-Scarce Regions by 2050 – Report

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –  By 2050 more than 50 percent of the world’s population will live in water-scarce regions with almost 60 percent of freshwater flows coming from transboundary rivers, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on Thursday, August 22nd.The report, dubbed the Blue...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Casts Suspicion on NGOs Over Amazon Fires

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro considers that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) receiving funds from abroad may be behind the increase in forest...

Lower House Approves Urgency for Bill Allowing Gun Carrying on Rural...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Tuesday 20th August 2019, the full Chamber of Deputies approved, by a 331 - 55...

U.S. Legislators Question American Collaboration with Lava Jato

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, members of the Democratic Party sent a letter to the Department of Justice of...

Brazil’s Government Set to Announce Privatization of Postal Service “Correios”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Postal and Telegraph Company (Correios) is on the list of seventeen state-owned companies that will be privatized...

Argentina’s Alberto Fernández Rejects Economic Protectionist Measures

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina’s presidential favorite, Alberto Fernández, has pledged not to regulate the economy should he win the elections in October....

Fire Outbreaks Increase Significantly in Brazil; São Paulo Darkened

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The frequency of fire outbreaks in Brazil this year has increased by 82 percent as compared to 2018. This...
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Brazilian Electric Energy Agency Approves Reduction in Tariffs in Five States

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Agency of Electric Energy (ANEEL) approved yesterday, August 20th, the reduction in energy fees for Celesc, operating...

Entrepreneur Confidence Index on the Rise, for Third Consecutive Month

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Industry Entrepreneur Confidence Index (ICEI) rose again and reached 59.4 points in August. This is the indicator's third...

Agribusiness in Brazil’s Northeast Gains Development Action Plan

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's northeast region agribusiness now has an important tool for its development.Ordinance 164 of the Ministry of Agriculture, dated...

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The Rio Times is an English language publication dedicated to anyone interested in Brazil and Mercosur. Beyond keeping up with national and local events, The Rio Times will also cover issues of specific interest to foreign nationals here. Our mission is to provide our readers with a broad spectrum of information and improve their understanding of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil, and Mercosur.

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São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.LIVE: ...

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Opinion: In Defense of Glenn Greenwald, or Vaza Jato vs. Lava Jato

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – (aka The Curmudgeon): Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who became famous worldwide for having collaborated with Edward Snowden in publishing...