The Despair of Those Who Live Near Dam Set to Rupture in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A small city in Minas Gerais has been in waiting mode this week as residents pause to see what will happen after the impending rupture of the northern slope of the Gongo Soco mine pit in Barão de Cocais. The rupture,...

Expats in Brazil Struggle Much More with Digital Life Than in...

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the past few years, it has become impossible to imagine a world without digital...

Income Gap in Brazil Hits its Highest Recorded Level

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Income disparity among Brazilians reached the highest level ever recorded in the first quarter of 2019. According to...

Massive Increases of Electricity Charges Loom Ahead in Brazil

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new resolution issued by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) increased the value of...

Amnesty International Says Bolsonaro has “Toxic Rhetoric”

By Newsfeed/AP RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead...

Amazon Wins Domain Name Dispute Against Amazon States

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After years of dispute between several South American countries in the Amazon region and the...

Protected Amazon Forests Have Lost Area Equal to Six São Paulo-Sized...

By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In three decades, protected areas in the Amazon have lost vegetation territory equivalent to six cities the...
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Brazil Lower House Votes to Allow Foreign Airlines in Domestic Market

By Newsfeed/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America’s...

Strong Increase in Brazil’s Iron Ore Exports

By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Brazil's iron ore exports rose sharply in the first half of May, data showed on Monday, recovering...

Injunction Could Stop New Racetrack in Rio and Possible Grand Prix Move

By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil' s Public Ministry has requested a court order prohibiting the Municipality of Rio from constructing a...

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