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By Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study released on Monday, June 11th, the economic cost of crime to Brazil is estimated to be about R$285 billion, or over four percent of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a recent report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) violence costs in Brazil were one of the highest recorded in the Southern Cone of South America, with most...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After years of planning and implementing new infrastructure works, Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The Games, according to the latest estimates, cost at least...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new finance minister, Henrique de Campos Meirelles, said today (May 13th) that the most important measure to be taken by the Ministry of Finance will be to contain the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The number of companies in Brazil seeking judicial recovery in 2015 was the largest in the past ten years, according to data released by Serasa Experian, a credit and business...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the wailing economy and the devaluation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, Rio de Janeiro samba schools had to scramble and use their creativity...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - In general prices during Carnival for products and services are 7.42 percent higher this year than in last year's five-day celebration. According to a report from the Consumer Price...
By Lise Alves, Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This year’s presidential election campaigns should cost a total of R$916.7 million, according to data received by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). With the numbers released by the TSE for...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing ReporterBRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Despite the city of Rio being recently named by The New York Times as a top destination for 2013, Brazil's slowing economy and high ranking as an expensive place to live...
EditorialRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This last week the U.S. dollar sank against the Brazilian real to its lowest point in recent memory, it was R$1.55 to US$1. That, plus the firestorm inflation and real estate gold-rush, puts...

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