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By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico has banned Brazil's construction conglomerate Odebrecht from participating in public federal contracts, Mexico’s public administration ministry said on Friday. State-owned entities, such as oil firm Pemex, are banned from entering into a contract...
By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s government is not currently considering privatizing state-run oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro SA, but President Jair Bolsonaro has shown openness to the idea for the first time, the nation’s economy minister said on...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro signed this Thursday, April 25th, the decree revoking daylight saving time. The signing took place during a ceremony at the Palácio do Planalto. The President had already announced...
By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - International private companies have increased their investment in Brazil’s power sector over the last three years even as the country’s cash-strapped state-controlled companies have cut back, a Reuters survey of power companies shows. Eight...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, the Federal Police, assisted by the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office, set off Operation Archimedes to dismantle the corruption scheme responsible for illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. A former IBAMA (Brazilian Institute...
By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian markets slumped on Wednesday, a day after a planned pension overhaul cleared a congressional hurdle following a lengthy debate that highlighted the government’s struggle to build support for its signature reform policy. The...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian miner Vale said on Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit in the United States to force BSG Resources to pay about US$1.25 billion plus interest and expenses, as mandated by an...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new law was recently published in the Diário Oficial do Estado of Rio de Janeiro compelling bars, restaurants and nightclubs to adopt measures to assist women who feel at...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter This is the first series of infographics on Digital Life in Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian consumer is ready for digital disruption. In many ways, it has already begun. More than two out...

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