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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...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fight between Uber and the taxi drivers of Rio de Janeiro has once again spilled over into a confrontation between Rio de Janeiro's Mayor, Eduardo Paes, and the judiciary....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Taxi drivers in São Paulo resumed protests today, May 11th, against the previous day’s decree from Mayor Fernando Haddad. The mayor’s decree essentially authorized the use of Uber and other...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Uber services in Brazil continue to draw heated conflict from taxi drivers and Uber motorists themselves. While in Rio, taxi drivers protest against Uber services, in São Paulo Uber motorists...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Clashes between taxi drivers and Uber drivers on Thursday night in Brazil’s two largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, ended with broken windows and damaged automobiles. In São...
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