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By Richard Mann, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru's most traditional party, APRA, sits five of the 130 members of Parliament. This fact partly accounts for the devastating effect of Lava Jato in the country which had its...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials in Peru have ordered the seizing of more than R$190 million in assets from construction conglomerate Odebrecht and seven other Brazilian companies operating in the country, according to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Caught up in a massive international corruption scandal, Peru’s government announced that it was cancelling a US$7 billion pipeline project led by Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The Peruvian government also...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fitch Ratings has downgraded Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht’s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings to 'CC' from, 'B- ' and its National Long-Term Rating to 'CC ', from 'BB-...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials from Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht have signed a preliminary agreement with Peru’s prosecutors’ office to return more than US$8.9 million from illicit gains to the Latin American country.Peru is...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From October 28th until October 31st, Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) in partnership with Cricket Brasil, will be hosting the 13th South American Cricket (SAC) championship at the club’s grounds...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 15th edition of Rio Restaurant Week began on Monday, September 19th and will continue through Sunday, October 9th. During the event, 43 participating restaurants throughout the city will each present a specifically...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last weekend (October 10th) the South American World Travel Awards ceremony took place in Bogotá, Colombia. An annual event, the evening recognizes the best in hotels, resorts, travel and...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's men football (soccer) team won their opening game on Sunday, June 14th at the Copa America against Peru after a bad start with a goal in injury time...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing ReporterBRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In an attempt to tackle Brazil’s growing crack epidemic, the city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São...

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