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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of European companies, including Tesco and Marks & Spencer, has threatened to stop using Brazilian agricultural commodities if Congress passes a bill changing the land tenure rules for federal and National Institute...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This coming Saturday, November 24th, MetrôRio, the company running Rio's mass-transit subway system (metro), will introduce a brand new fare card to riders called the "Giro," a prepaid card that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a hectic morning rush hour in São Paulo city, due to the partial strike by metro employees, a city court granted an injunction suspending the bidding and privatization auction...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s metro (subway) operator, MetrôRio and the popular local taxi and car hailing mobile application, 99, have just announced a new joint promotional discount metrocard, MetrôRio 99, that will provide...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To encourage subway travel for both Rio's tourists and residents alike during the July vacation season, Rio's metro (subway) operator, MetrôRio, has just launched a new discount metrocard called “Eu...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Millions of Brazilians tried to find alternative means to get to work on Friday as nine labor unions called for a nationwide general strike and widespread demonstrations to protest against...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As part of MetrôRio's “Quem Prova Aprova” (Who Tries It Approves) campaign, the five stations of the new Metro Line 4 will offer riders a reduced fare of R$3 until...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday (March 25th) MetrôRio will inaugurate the direct connection between lines 1 and 4 of the subway system, ending with the need for the rider to transfer at General...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, March 6th, Rio's Public Ministry revealed it is opening an investigation into the exorbitant use of state funds to maintain the Metro Line 4's Gávea construction project, which...

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