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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreign visitors to Brazil from one hundred countries can now drive vehicles throughout the entire country with only a valid driver’s license from their country of origin and a passport....
Opinion, by Simon Thomas RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is chock full of laws, rules, and regulations (LR&Rs). This is a country that in 2018 should pass the one million lawyers mark. That's a lot of heads to...
Opinion, by Michael Royster Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The decision by Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) to permit judges to incarcerate criminals whose convictions have been affirmed by a court of appeals, has been excoriated as violative of the “presumption...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil signed into law on Thursday a program which allows companies to reduce working hours and up to thirty percent of employees’ salaries. The Programa de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro City Council members voted on Tuesday, August 25th on a bill which regulates the transportation of passengers in the city, banning services such as Uber, where individuals...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The House of Representatives in Brazil approved a proposed law to change the definition of terceirização (outsourcing) in regard to labor law. Specifically the proposed law addresses what types...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s President announced during International Women’s Day that she was signing into law a bill to toughen legislation on domestic abuse and crimes against women. The new femicide (killing of...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost four years of debates in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally signed into law the country’s new ten-year National Educational Plan (PNE). Among the PNE’s goals are investments...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire that claimed the lives of 235 people in a nightclub in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul state in Southern Brazil, has led to an investigation into...

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