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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A seventh minister of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government has resigned amid accusations of corruption. Ministro das Cidades (Minister of Cities) Mário Negromonte has been accused of awarding public...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Members of a newly-formed victims' association for those killed in last week’s multiple building collapse in downtown Rio, which claimed the lives of at least seventeen people, have announced...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A public investigation in underway after an incident at a deepwater oil field run by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras in the Santos Basin, some 250km (155 miles) to the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s booming construction industry has been given a fearsome wake-up call after the collapse of three buildings – one twenty stories high – last Thursday evening on Avenida Treze...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the past few years the cost of real estate has skyrocketed in Rio de Janeiro, especially in the sought-after areas of Zona Sul (South Zone). While property owners...
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