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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The slow pace of vaccination against covid-19 coupled with the picture of more than 370,000 deaths and the news of variants of the virus circulating in Brazil resulted in new restrictions on Brazilian exports...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Vice-President Hamilton Mourão, on February 2nd, advocated a new development model for the Amazon. Early in the evening, Mourão joined a meeting of the Judiciary Environmental Observatory, promoted by the National Council of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six port terminals in the Northern Brazilian state of Pará were auctioned off on Friday for US$115.9 million, including terminals in the busy port of Belém. According to government...
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 – The Brazilian government has announced plans to privatize or sell off approximately one hundred state-controlled companies including subsidiaries of Banco do Brasil, Caixa Economica and Petrobras. The goal of...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, October 23rd, Casa Firjan in Botafogo will be hosting a debate on the future of urban development in Rio de Janeiro, featuring a screening (in English) of the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Work on the Line 3 extension to the VLT in Centro appears to have come to a stop, leaving an unfinished construction site on Avenida Marechal Floriano since the beginning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attending the opening of the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, urged the easing of economic barriers and the reduction of bureaucracy in relation to trade...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to attract investors to the country, Brazilian President Michel Temer told a room full of foreign investors on Monday that Brazil has surpassed the worst recession in decades and...

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