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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The announcement of the nomination of Ricardo Salles over the weekend as the new Environment Minister in the Bolsonaro Administration has led to a surge of criticism by environmentalists...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s cereal, leguminous and oleaginous crops are expected to decline in 2018 but next year's harvest is expected to be the second largest in the historical series started in...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, December 11th, at 8PM, the ‘Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira’ (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra) will be playing a special tribute show of works by acclaimed American film composer John Williams. This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the threat of serious public security disruption, Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, has signed a decree authorizing federal intervention in the Amazon region state of Roraima. According to Temer the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions consulted by Brazil’s Central Bank (BC) have once again reduced the estimate for inflation this year from 3.89 percent to 3.71 percent. The forecasts are in line...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Thursday, December 6th, 2018 until Sunday, January 27th, 2019, the ‘Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins’ (Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences – MAST) is hosting a special virtual...
By Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, December 16th, the 24th edition of the Neptunes Regatta, which ends the season of sailing in Brazil and determines the national champion of the Brasilian Association of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in São Paulo has suspended temporarily the merger between Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and its U.S. counterpart, Boeing. According to Judge Victorio Giuzio Neto, however, the...
By Scarlet Bringuenti Bennett RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Solar and wind energy development is set to grow in Brazil over the next 5-10 years, and according to some reports, may account for 8.12 percent and 0.95 percent of the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, December 8th, the ‘Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica’ (Petrobras Symphony Orchestra) will be returning to Rio with a tribute to the cinematic soundtracks of American director Tim Burton. The concert...
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