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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Work on the Line 3 extension to the VLT in Centro appears to have come to a stop, leaving an unfinished construction site on Avenida Marechal Floriano since the beginning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) in Brazil registered a deflation of 0.23 percent in June, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). This is the first negative result registered...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of April 25th, the Complexo do Alemão teleférico (gondola) passed to new management and extended its current operating hours, which also now include Sundays and holidays. The responsibility for...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The volume of the services industry in Brazil fell by four percent in February, compared to the same period of 2015. According to a report released today (April 13th) by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A new dress code established by São Paulo City officials is forcing taxi drivers across the city to wear slacks, buttoned down work shirts and dress shoes when working the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BlaBlaCar, a French start-up, began operating in Brazil on November 30th. The app and online service is designed to connect car-drivers with room in their vehicles with members of...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Users of public transport will be able to purchase one ticket to make several journeys during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (August 5th to September 18th 2016), the Department...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s much-loved bonde, or tram system, is to begin a fourth phase of testing tomorrow, October 21st, as part of its long-awaited revival. A stretch of track linking the...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nosing along lush mountains, humming past Christ’s fingertips before dipping down over the city’s beaches has to be one of the best ways to see Rio’s finest sites and...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The popular bonde (tram) that takes passengers from Rio de Janeiro's Centro to bohemian neighborhood Santa Teresa is set to start a new phase in construction with the goal...
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