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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO 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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil expects to raise at least R$3 billion in revenues this week by auctioning off concessions for the administration of four large airports. The airport concession...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced on Tuesday (March 7th) the 55 infrastructure projects that are part of the Private Partnership Investment program (PPI), with investments estimated at R$45 billion....
By Ciara Long, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by UFRJ’s Architecture and Urbanism Faculty has found that Rio’s Centro Zone, excluding the Port Zone, has the capacity to build 150,000 residential properties in abandoned or unused...

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