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By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bus drivers' strike in Rio de Janeiro, which started at dawn today (Monday, June 11th), is already causing problems on the Transcarioca, Transoeste and Transolímpica BRT lines. According to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The situation remains tense in the capital of Espírito Santo, Vitória, during the sixth day of violence. City officials have announced that schools and health clinics should remain closed and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, authorized on Thursday (January 19th) the deployment of Armed Forces troops to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. The military personnel will reinforce security in the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s much-loved bonde, or tram system, is to begin a fourth phase of testing tomorrow, October 21st, as part of its long-awaited revival. A stretch of track linking the...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Making use of Brazil’s extensive coach network has always been a good way to get around the country. Without a train system, buses provide a safe, comfy and affordable way...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inland and far from the beaches for which Brazil is so famous for lies an equally unspoiled and expansive delight – the cerrado of Goiás. Covering over two million km-squared,...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The engineer from the Rio de Janeiro Regional Council for Engineering and Agronomy (CREA-RJ) who is investigating a bus crash that killed six people and hurt 34 others this week,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Around 100,000 people, mainly unionized workers, in over 150 cities across Brazil staged strikes on Thursday. Protesters in all of the country's states, plus the Federal District, took to the streets to demand better...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nearly a month of countrywide protests amidst the global spotlight of hosting (and winning) the FIFA Confederations Cup has left Brazil reeling. The crowds at the protests have...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the wave of protests ongoing and the FIFA Confederations Cup drawing to a close, attention has turned to Brazil’s next major event: World Youth Day (WYD) and Pope Francis' visit to Rio. Organizers...

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