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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a booming housing market and huge, global events on the horizon, the costs of construction in Rio de Janeiro, and Brazil as a whole, are on the rise. New...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian breakfasts are taking bigger bites out of consumers' wallets, as recent research conducted by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) for O Globo shows that prices for items that...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roughly half the tourists that travel to Rio de Janeiro plan on visiting one of the city’s favelas, according to a new study by researchers at the Fundação Getulio...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Businesses in favelas with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) are showing a trend towards greater growth, according to a recent study by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). The Brazilian higher education...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Finance Minister, Guido Mantega, announced Brazil's fall into recession just last month, yet the foreign press continues to expound positively on the country's well being. A closer look at...
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