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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge announced on Friday that she is increasing the fine to be levied at Vale to R$300 million (approximately US$73 million) if the mining giant does not present,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Barão do Cocais, in the state of Minas Gerais were given a local holiday on Monday (March 25th) by city officials. The city, located below the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the truckers' strike currently gripping Brazil reaching its seventh day, over the weekend, Mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a state of emergency for the city. "I...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State Governor Sérgio Cabral confirmed late last night that heavy rains expected this weekend mean that the whole of Rio de Janeiro State is on maximum alert, after...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO— Matthew Garrett, a Junior Consular Officer at the US Consulate in Rio, recently returned to Brazil after a twelve-day volunteer mission to help evacuate American citizens from Haiti in the aftermath of...

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