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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers are causing havoc and chaos in twenty Brazilian states as they block highways for the fourth day in a row, protesting the increase in diesel fuel prices....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to a lack of security one of the main legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro, the BRT transportation system, may...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, October 9th, MetroRio inaugurated an integration measure with the vans of the favela communities of Rocinha and Vidigal, in Zona Sul. Users of both transportation facilities will now pay...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The federal police in Brazil continued to serve arrest and search and seize orders in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday morning, as part of an on-going investigation into the...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, June 5th, city officials celebrated the one-year anniversary of Rio de Janeiro's light rail transit system, the VLT (Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos, or Light Rail Vehicle), by unveiling...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, authorized on Thursday (January 19th) the deployment of Armed Forces troops to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. The military personnel will reinforce security in the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Telhado Orgânico Medicinal (Organic Medicinal Roof) and Galeria Viva (Living Gallery), two local projects in the Vidigal favela community, have been declared spaces of intangible cultural heritage for the City...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning on Saturday 17th December, Line 4 of Rio de Janeiro’s Metro (subway) system will adopt the same operating hours as the city’s other Metro lines. The new subway...
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