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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from opposition lawmakers, the Brazilian Senate approved on Tuesday a cooperation agreement between the United States and Brazil for ‘peaceful use of outer space’. For some senators, however,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Tourists from the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada can now apply for visas to Brazil through the internet and the process will take at the most 72 hours, after...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A United States judge in New York has ordered Brazil’s construction giant, Odebrecht to pay a fine of US$2.6 billion to be divided between the governments of Brazil, the United...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between Brazil’s Foreign Ministry and Tourism Ministry over visa exemptions to certain countries, was revealed by local media over the weekend. While Tourism minister sees the exemption as an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian construction conglomerate, Odebrecht, and one of its subsidiaries, Braskem, have agreed to pay at least US$3.5 billion in penalties due to bribes paid to government officials in Brazil, the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While most of the election talk in Brazil has revolved around the country’s recent municipal elections, for the thousands of American expatriates who call Brazil home, another important election is...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Reaction to former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment on Wednesday (August 31st) came swiftly, both from within Brazil as well as from foreign nations. Abroad, a few Latin American countries criticized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar registered a steep devaluation while the São Paulo stock exchange rose on Monday as investors reacted to the deposition of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, August 11th, in the Carioca 2 Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Brazilian judoka (judo competitor) Mayra Aguiar rebounded from an earlier semifinals loss, to defeat Yalennis Castillo of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition....
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