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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite nationwide declines for consecutive months in 2017, Brazil's real estate sales experienced an upward trajectory last year. According to data released by the Brazilian Chamber of the Construction Industry...
By Michela DellaMonica and Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing ReportersRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seven months after a R$0.20 increase in bus fares across Brazil stirred the largest protest movement Brazil has seen since the 1980s, Rio de Janeiro mayor...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to official statistics issued by the Instituto de Segurança Pública (Institute for Public Security), there were 3,501 intentional homicides in Rio de Janeiro state between January and September 2013 –...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian car industry had its most successful year to date in 2012, sales figures from the twelve months released by Brazil's Federation of Vehicle Distribution, Fenabrave, have revealed. Some...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The average salary of workers in Brazil’s oil and gas industry rose 27.6 percent to R$215,000 (US$106,000) per year, between October 2010 and October 2011, a recent report by the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence has surged through the streets of Salvador since military police went on strike last Wednesday in the north-eastern state of Bahia. In a...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During 2011 Brazil’s two nuclear power plants generated 15,644,251 megawatt hours (MWh) setting new national records, said Eletronuclear, a subsidiary of the Brazilian energy giant Eletrobras. The...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s automobile industry has beaten its own sales record for the fifth year running, bettering sales figures for the previous year, and making it the fifth biggest car seller...

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