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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last June, there was a revolt throughout Brazil against the failures in habitation, sanitation, education and transportation—it wasn’t about the twenty centavos. A common factor uniting the disperse groups that demonstrated...
Opinion, By Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon quotes former Senator Everett Dirksen (R-Ill): “A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” And again: “A billion here, a billion there, a billion...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A delegation of Brazilian businessmen and ministers headed by the vice president Michel Temer are visiting China in an effort to strengthen relations between the two countries. It is...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – An estimated nine million tourists will flock to Salvador and Bahia this year to get a taste of local Carnival culture or relax on one of the city’s famous beaches, but the...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Salaries in Brazil rose and the jobless rate went down to 5.3 percent in August from 5.6 percent last month, slightly below what economists were predicting. This is the second...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new military cargo plane is going to make Brazil a contender on the world stage of military planemakers. Brazil’s Embraer S.A., an aircraft manufacturing company, is promising a jet...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After the recesso branco, where parliament continued functioning but no votes were held, lawmakers now have a long list of crucial votes ahead of them on bills prioritized in the wave...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The results of a survey performed by Ibope and commissioned by the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (National Confederation of Industry, CNI) published on Thursday show that support for Rio state...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis is in Brazil to attend World Youth Day (WYD), and was greeted by tens of thousands of pilgrims in the center of Rio on Monday, July 22nd. Argentinian-born Pope Francis,...

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