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By Lise Alves RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s CADE (anti-trust agency) announced on Monday it is opposed to the creation of a minimum value to be charged for cargo freight transport. The measure was one of conditions put forth...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bus drivers' strike in Rio de Janeiro, which started at dawn today (Monday, June 11th), is already causing problems on the Transcarioca, Transoeste and Transolímpica BRT lines. According to...
Opinion, by Michael R Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the USA, the word “teamster” used to mean a mule driver, since mules hauled freight in teams rather than singly. With the onset of the horseless carriage, the word...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just as supplies and fuel were starting to trickle down to supermarkets and gas stations, after more than a week of protests from truck drivers in Brazil, the country...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eight days of chaos on Brazilian highways, closed gas stations across the country, reduced public transportation and the loss of hundreds of thousands of kilos of perishables goods,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the truckers' strike currently gripping Brazil reaching its seventh day, over the weekend, Mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a state of emergency for the city. "I...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After officials announced a deal Thursday night with striking truck drivers, Friday remained tense as the country's roadways remained blocked and supplies ran short across the country. This led President...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Postal workers from several Brazilian states, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, have decided to remain on strike despite the labor court’s approval of the state-owned company’s plans to...
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...
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