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BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO  – This week Uber is planning to launch its Initial Public Offering (IPO) which is set to be one of the biggest events of 2019 for market investors worldwide. However, many Uber drivers are also...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The percentage of households in Brazil that used the Internet rose from 69.3 percent to 74.9 percent, from 2016 to 2017, according the Brazilian Statistics Institute (IBGE). A survey...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This coming Saturday, November 24th, MetrôRio, the company running Rio's mass-transit subway system (metro), will introduce a brand new fare card to riders called the "Giro," a prepaid card that...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved new legislation for transportation apps, such as Uber and Cabify, which will not require automobile to request special license plates but gave local governments...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – New rules for passenger transport applications, such as Uber, Cabify and 99Taxi begin on Wednesday (January 10th) in the city of São Paulo. Among the new requirements are that drivers...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, Rio's Carnival will be promoted with the sponsorship of Uber and Dream Factory, which together donated R$35 million to the world-famous event. Run by Riotur, this year's Carnival...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While almost three thousand demonstrated outside Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday the country’s Senate approved a bill which regulates the use of transportation applications in the country. Senators, however, removed two...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday (April 4th) a bill which regulates transportation services through applications such as Uber and Cabify. The bill determines a series of requirements for...

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