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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following some progressive leaders like the state of California (U.S.) and the entire country of Chile, the state of Rio de Janeiro will ban bags made with petroleum-based plastics...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Russia announced on Monday (November 20th) it was banning all pork and beef imports from Brazil starting December 1st. According to the Russian agro-sanitary agency Rosselkhoznadzor a banned growth hormone...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil says it is working towards finding out what is causing irregularities in the quality of meat exported to the U.S. after, the North American country announced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling it one of the darkest days in the history of all sports, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Sunday, August 7th, that all 267 Russian Paralympics...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising decision the three largest soft drink companies in Brazil have announced that starting in August they will no longer distribute soft drinks at cafeterias and snack bars...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Neri Geller, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, announced Thursday (July 17th) that China has agreed to suspend its embargo on Brazilian beef. The ban has been in place since 2012 when a case...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deputies and senators from non-oil producing states have secured enough signatures to force a vote on President Dilma Rousseff’s partial veto of a controversial oil royalties bill. The politicians...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court has overturned a ban that prevented Chevron from operating in Brazil, according to a statement by the second largest U.S. oil company. The ban was handed...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chevron, the second largest U.S. oil firm, last week appealed a recent court injunction banning it, and drilling company Transocean, from operating in Brazil while legal cases are ongoing. The...
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