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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than two hundred people protested outside Rio's city council in Centro against the CPI dos Ônibus - a parliamentary commission of inquiry into Rio de Janeiro’s bus licenses -...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The wave of protests that was sparked by an increase in bus fares and took millions of people to the streets across Brazil in June may have lost its initial...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff affirmed that inflation is “completely under control” yesterday on a radio show in Minas Gerais as consumer price index rates (IPCA) - Brazil's broadest measure of inflation...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fifty thousand protested throughout Belo Horizonte yesterday during the Confederations Cup Semi-Final match between Brazil and Uruguay. This demonstration has been said to be the worst in terms of vandalism...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Secretary of Conservation and Public Services, Marcos Belchior, announced that damages in the Centro area from last Thursday’s (June 20th) protests will cost up to R$1.5 million due...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests over bus fare increases have turned violent over the last two weeks and are spreading across Brazil. Up to 20,000 mobilized against the hike in São Paulo, and between...
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