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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A court in Rio de Janeiro has determined that the millions recovered in the state from the Lava Jato (Carwash) corruption scandal be used to pay more than 140,000 public...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando de Souza, better known as Pezão (Bigfoot), has prioritized security, health care and transport at the beginning of his tenure, after...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The state governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, announced on Monday, December 2nd that he would step down from office on March 31st, 2014 in order to pursue...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The results of a survey performed by Ibope and commissioned by the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (National Confederation of Industry, CNI) published on Thursday show that support for Rio state...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has approved a controversial new bill that sets out the redistribution of oil royalties to non-producing states nationwide, Chief of Staff Gleisi Hoffmann has announced. However, much...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Rio in a mass protest demanding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff veto a bill which would change how oil royalties...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities say 700,000 - organizers say 1.5 million - supporters swaddled in rainbow flags took to the streets of Copacabana in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) for the city’s...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...

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