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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government has approved the creation of a program to propose measures increasing the use of sustainable and low carbon intensity fuels in the country. The so-called "Fuel of the Future Program" was approved...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil's Consumer Price Index (IPCA) increased by 0.75 percent in March, according to a report released yesterday by the Brazilian Statistics and Geography Institute (IBGE). The index was higher than...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Designed to be the backbone of Brazil’s rail transportation, the North-South Railroad was auctioned off this week, for R$2.719 billion. The winner, Rumo SA, obtained the concession use of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than five hundred thousand passengers are expected to pass through Rio de Janeiro’s main bus terminal, Novo Rio, during the carnival, which begins on Saturday, March 2nd. Almost nine...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil tries to get back to normal after nine days of protests by truck drivers, retailers, farmers and exporters now sit down to calculate the economic damages caused...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting on Tuesday, May 1st, Rio City Hall will begin imposing a one percent tax on the city's most popular ride-hailing applications, such as Uber, 99, and Cabify, for all...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court, leveling a R$200,000 fine against former...

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