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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Anyone walking around the streets of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ can’t help but notice the mysterious presence of ‘patinete elétrico’ (electric scooters) intermittently dispersed outside hotels, shops and street corners. Rentable...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting on Tuesday, May 1st, Rio City Hall will begin imposing a one percent tax on the city's most popular ride-hailing applications, such as Uber, 99, and Cabify, for all...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, November 7th, Rio' State Bureau for Education, Valorization and Prevention starts to train security agents in using an application to help vulnerable groups. Launched by Rio's security forces, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While almost three thousand demonstrated outside Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday the country’s Senate approved a bill which regulates the use of transportation applications in the country. Senators, however, removed two...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s metro (subway) operator, MetrôRio and the popular local taxi and car hailing mobile application, 99, have just announced a new joint promotional discount metrocard, MetrôRio 99, that will provide...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, September 29th, Brazil’s Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Superior Electoral Court) revealed that, with just days to go before the important municipal elections on Sunday, October 2nd, it has received,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Any company planning an overseas trip for a team of employees faces a herculean challenge, but planning that same trip during one of the world’s biggest sporting events, in a...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BlaBlaCar, a French start-up, began operating in Brazil on November 30th. The app and online service is designed to connect car-drivers with room in their vehicles with members of...

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