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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eight days of chaos on Brazilian highways, closed gas stations across the country, reduced public transportation and the loss of hundreds of thousands of kilos of perishables goods,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After officials announced a deal Thursday night with striking truck drivers, Friday remained tense as the country's roadways remained blocked and supplies ran short across the country. This led President...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers are causing havoc and chaos in twenty Brazilian states as they block highways for the fourth day in a row, protesting the increase in diesel fuel prices....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Carnival holiday had fewer accidents on Brazil's federal highways, but the number of deaths increased, according to a report released yesterday (March 2nd) by the Federal Highway Police (PRF)....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government hopes to obtain an extra R$15 billion in investments from the extension of concessions given to the private sector of rail lines and highways. The government announced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Finance Ministry in Brazil announced on Monday measures to stimulate infrastructure projects in the country, especially those in the transport segment, such as rail lines, airports, ports and highways,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data collected by the IPEA Institute (Institute for Applied Economics Research) shows that only 65 percent of all transportation infrastructure investments that were planned by Brazil's federal government between...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government unveiled plans for investments of R$198.4 billion (US$64 billion) in the country’s infrastructure with the objective of boosting the nation’s ailing economy. The investment will focus on expanding...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite an agreement between Brazil’s federal government and several truckers’ associations on Wednesday, February 25th, to unblock federal highways, a report by the country’s Federal Highway Police on Thursday afternoon...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, February 25th, between government officials and truck driver associations may put an end to the week-long protests, which blocked several federal highways throughout Brazil...
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