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Tag: Politicians

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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nearly a month of countrywide protests amidst the global spotlight of hosting (and winning) the FIFA Confederations Cup has left Brazil reeling. The crowds at the protests have...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An investigation by the Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has found links between Brazilian construction giant Delta Construção, who walked out on the Transcarioca Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) consortium last...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Campaigning political reporter and blogger Décio Sá was killed last week by a gunman in Maranhão state in Brazil’s north-east. Mr. Sá, who worked for O Estado do Maranhão...
By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - In an attempt to increase transparency in their actions the Prefeitura (local government) has implemented “Operation Visibility”. This will allow citizens to see where public money is spent by politicians and...

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