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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After widespread criticism Brazil’s Ministry of Environment has backed down from the decision to suspend all agreements and partnerships with non-governmental organizations for the next 90 days. The Ministry...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to just-released figures, Brazil’s unemployment rate for the three-month period of March to May 2018 stood at 12.7 percent, a nominal increase from the previous three-month period of December...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly 1,400 Brazilian doctors with foreign diplomas were admitted into the Mais Medicos (More Doctors) program on Tuesday (October 3rd), as Brazil’s government tries to substitute foreign doctors in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A United States judge in New York has ordered Brazil’s construction giant, Odebrecht to pay a fine of US$2.6 billion to be divided between the governments of Brazil, the United...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last year through November, around 40,900 sales contracts were canceled in Brazil by defaulting, equivalent to 43.4 percent of total real estate sold in the period, according to an exclusive...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has announced measures that it hopes will encourage the exploration and production of petroleum and natural gas in the country, including the extension of concession contracts for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With plans to drastically reduce its expenses, but finding no support from falling international oil prices and a plummeting Brazilian currency, the country’s oil giant, Petrobras, is taking drastic measures....
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Both ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and current Speaker of the House of Representatives Eduardo Cunha are being investigated in two different inquiries of the Lava Jato (Carwash)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The investigation which seeks to determine the financial losses to Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras, due to Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash) may take up to three years to be concluded...

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