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Brazilian Families’ Indebtedness and Consumer Default High in August

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The study was released on Friday, September 13th, by the National Confederation of Commerce of Goods, Services, and Tourism (CNC). The percentage of families with debts (not necessarily in arrears) reached 64.8 percent in August, up from 64.1 percent in July this year and 60.7...
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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)? Rio’s Perverse War...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Many of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favela communities have long been regarded as well-springs of popular cultural creativity –...

Federal Highway Police Launches Largest Police Training Course in Brazilian History

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The largest professional training course in the history of the Brazilian Federal Highway Police (PRF) began this month at...

Jurists Defend the Protection of Transsexuals in Socio-educational Facilities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Socio-educational measures are enforced by the courts for educational purposes and are intended for adolescents between the ages of...

Fires Affect Over 6,000 Hectares in Chapada dos Guimarães

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fires affect 6,180 hectares of the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (MT), according to an estimate released yesterday, September...

Increased Monitoring Sparks Debate on Modernization and Privacy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Justice (MJ) has recently provided states with what it has termed "Big Data tools for fighting...

Sales Increase 12 Percent in Four Days of “Brazil Week”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In four days, the retail sales in the whole country registered 12 percent nominal growth, according to the balance...
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U.S. Has Concerns Over Brazilian Trade Deal Framework, says Chancellor Araújo

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a one-hour meeting on Thursday, September 12th, with the head of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) at...

Guedes Vows to Proceed With Major Privatizations Next Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said he will create a "fast track" system to accelerate privatizations next year. The statement...

C&A-Holding to List its Subsidiary in Brazil on the Stock Exchange

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil, the Brenninkmeijer clan, known for its discretion, is planning an IPO for its C&A subsidiary. If possible,...

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