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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced it is opening up a R$500 million credit line for independent truckers while the federal government declared it will invest R$2 billion for the construction, repair,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Designed to be the backbone of Brazil’s rail transportation, the North-South Railroad was auctioned off this week, for R$2.719 billion. The winner, Rumo SA, obtained the concession use of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two days after undergoing seven hours of surgery to remove a colostomy bag, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to return partly to work on Wednesday. According to government...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than a week after winning Brazil’s Presidency, Jair Bolsonaro, is already receiving stiff criticism for his decision to merge the Agriculture and Environment ministries and create a ‘super...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fire that destroyed ninety percent of the collection house at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, in Quinta da Boa Vista, triggered a series of actions by the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio Rural, a program initiated by the Secretariat of Agriculture announced this week that they are supporting over 45,000 small-holding and family farmers throughout the state of Rio. In partnership with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After receiving heavy criticism from both Brazilian society and the international community, Brazil’s government announced on Monday it was repealing a decree which would have allowed for the exploration of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of any actions which would allow for the mining and exploration of a reserve located in the Amazon rainforest yesterday (Wednesday, August 30th). The judge's...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Panama released a statement on Tuesday that Brazil’s Odebrecht conglomerate would have to compensate the country for the damages caused and would ‘take the necessary actions...

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