Tag: transportation in rio de janeiro

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Petrobras, Brazil's majority-state-owned oil producer continued its downward trajectory as it announced profits of R$21.1 billion in 2012, a 36.6 percent slump when compared to the previous year. The figure...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minister of Tourism for Brazil, Gaston Vieira, visited the Complexo do Alemão on Monday in order to view the district’s novel gondola transportation system and observe the changes that have...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The private contractor in charge of the construction of the BRT Transoeste line, named Scenario, recently came under fire as potholes and cracks left the new bus lane unusable, just...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The construction of the six new Line 4 Metro stations in Leblon and Ipanema is continuing to prove controversial, as residents react to major roadway and pedestrian detours. The metro (subway) line, which is...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As this is written, the Justices of the Brazilian Supreme Court (“STF”) are now in the final stages of judging the 37 “mensalão” cases. To refresh your memory, the Curmudgeon will...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the race to develop better infrastructure in the city before hosting the 2016 Olympics, Rio has launched an ambitious transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) lanes to help...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio's unique topography is one of the city's most alluring features, not least for the endless stunning views from the hilltops. As such, there is no shortage of rooms...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The safety of the roads and highways in Rio is again in the headlines following the recent death of eighteen year-old Rafael Mascarenhas, the son of actress Cissa Guimarães, who was...
Opinion, By Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO - The Mayor of Rio has announced that he wants to turn Av. Rio Branco into a pedestrian mall, and that before you can say “The World Cup is here!” he’s going to...

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