Rio Mayor Paes Overruled Again in Attempt to Ban Uber

Uber continues to operate in Rio de Janeiro under a court injunction following Rio Mayor Paes’ signing of a law prohibiting ride-hailing apps.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fight between Uber and the taxi drivers of Rio de Janeiro has once again spilled over into a confrontation between Rio de Janeiro's Mayor, Eduardo Paes, and the judiciary.

Early Monday, November 28th, Mayor Paes confirmed that he had signed into law a bill that bans ride-hailing app services like Uber but only a few hours later Rio’s state court, the Tribunal de Justi . . .

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