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Deaths in Police Operations Rise in Brazil Despite Quarantine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Demonstrations against police brutality in the United States are having repercussions in Brazil, one of the countries where security forces cause the most deaths. Activists and protesters draw attention to this phenomenon that has the state of Rio de Janeiro as its epicenter and...
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Brazil Sets Daily Record with 1,262 Deaths by Covid-19; Total Passes 31,000 (June 2nd)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil had a record day of Covid-19 deaths as the virus shows no signs of easing in Latin America’s...

Coronavirus: Latin America in Danger of Hunger Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) alerts that the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America this year could push...

From Driver’s License Renewal to Fine Queries: Check out DETRAN’s Online Services

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo State Traffic Department (DETRAN-SP) has extended its digital services. Now, through its website (www.detran.sp.gov.br) the National Driver's...

Brazil’s Real Surges Three Percent, Biggest Rise in two Years

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazil’s Real (R$) extended its rally in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, June 2nd, taking advantage of improving global...

Why Covid-19 is Impacting Rio’s Copacabana the Hardest

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world famous Copacabana beach district of Rio de Janeiro particularly hard: the more...

Wealth is Not Everything: What Future State Founders Can Learn From Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - South America is unquestionably a state laboratory. So what can we learn about the future of the state? How...
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Air Europa Announces Restart of Operations in Brazil on July 15th

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Air Europa will restart its operations in Brazil on July 15th, in São Paulo, with three weekly flights to...

End of Boeing Deal Pushes EMBRAER to Run for Restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After an unfriendly end to the agreement with American giant Boeing, EMBRAER (EMBR3) started a major restructuring of its...

Mercado Livre to Open 5,000 New Jobs – 45 Percent in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting this month, Mercado Livre will start new hires in Latin America to fill 5,000 jobs. On Tuesday, June 2nd,...

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Brazil Deploys 8,500 Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government announced yesterday (July 28th) that the implementation of the National Security Plan in...

In Colombia, Citizens are Bound by Their Feet for Quarantine Violation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the past week, the municipal government of Tuchín, Córdoba, Colombia, stepped up its punishment of residents who violate...

Rio de Janeiro Recorded Heat Index of 54.8ºC on Saturday

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who were at Santa Cruz station, in Rio de Janeiro, around 12:45 PM on Saturday, felt as if...

More Than 50 Million Brazilians Living Below Poverty Line

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows...

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Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, June 2, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 1st, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Sunday, May 31, 2020

With Brazil stepping up precautionary measures against COVID 19, the entertainment sector in Rio and São Paulo has suspended its activities for an undetermined...

Coronavirus Quarantine: The Online Nightlife Guide for Saturday, May 30, 2020

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As Rio Becomes Covid-19 Epicenter, Police Violence Soars to New High

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the state of Rio de Janeiro climbs its way to becoming Brazil’s Covid-19 epicenter, favela residents find themselves...

Ambassador Urges British Citizens Traveling in Brazil to Leave Immediately

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the Americans asked their citizens a few days ago to leave Brazil immediately, the British are also reacting. The...

U.S. Advises Citizens Still in Brazil to Return Home Now or Face Long-Term Wait

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the world starts to consider Brazil as the new hotspot of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States, through its...

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Rio’s Longstanding Water and Sanitation Issues

By Sophie-Anne Monplaisir RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long-neglected water and sewerage issues in Brazil’s favelas have gained new attention amid the global Covid-19 crisis....

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Brazil Hotels Offer Half-Price Daily Rates, Other Discounts, Valid Until 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With hotels closed or nearly empty, voucher sales are one of the means found by entrepreneurs in the sector...

Tourism Tips in Ilhabela, São Paulo State

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Famous for water sports, 'Ilhabela' (beautiful island) is the largest maritime island in Brazil and is located in the...

Búzios, the Paradise That was Made Famous by Brigitte Bardot

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A highlight of the Lake District, the city of Armação dos Búzios contains the perfect ingredients for an excellent...

Saco de Mamanguá in Paraty: World’s Only Tropical Fjord Is in State of Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fjord is a large sea inlet surrounded by high rocky mountains. Such landscapes are common in Scandinavian countries...

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“The Man on Horseback”: a Post-Pandemic Prophecy? (Opinion)

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) On Sunday, May 31st, saw Brazil’s President Bolsonaro engage in his weekly attempt to sabotage science, first by overcoptering...

Gringo View: Where is all this Leading? (Opinion)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (Opinion) I’m old enough to remember very clearly October 1962 when Russian ships carrying missiles were just hours away from...

Opinion: Is Brazil Experiencing a Mild Dictatorship?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) With each passing day, Brazil wakes up with the feeling that, more than a democracy, it is experiencing...

Opinion: The Cost of Survival of the Fittest

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  (Opinion) Any reader of Charles Darwin’s 1859 classic, ‘On the Origin of Species’ will be familiar with his theory...

Opinion: What Fujimori’s 1992 Coup Teaches Brazil in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Twenty-eight years ago, in April 1992, then-President Alberto Fujimori - elected two years earlier as an outsider who vowed...