Monthly Archives: October 2019

Marielle Franco: Bolsonaro Summons Moro and Claims Witzel Wants to Wear him out for...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro was dismayed on Tuesday, during his tour of Asia and the Middle East, after seeing his...

Pedra do Elefante Hike Near Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Of the easily accessible hikes within the Rio metropolitan area, the Pedra do Elefante (aka Alto Mourão) is arguably...

Chile Cancels Hosting World Climate Summit and Asia-Pacific Forum Over Protests

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's most severe political and social crisis since its return to democracy in 1990, which has resulted in at...

Civil Police Tried to Buy Militia Member Confession in Marielle Case, Says Dodge

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A document obtained on Wednesday, October 30th, by newspaper El País details charges of failures and frauds made by...

Death of Motorcyclists Rises from Eight to 33 Percent in 17 Years, Survey Shows

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The percentage of motorcycle deaths in traffic accidents in Brazil rose from 8.3 percent in 2000 to 24.8 percent...

Public Debt is Unlikely to Decrease Before 2023, Treasury Projects

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Treasury, the General Government Gross Debt (DBGG), published by the Central Bank, and which takes into...

In 2020, Growth in Brazil’s GDP will Double, says Economy Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday, October 30th, that growth in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

Brazil’s Central Bank Reduces Basic Interest Rate to Five Percent Per Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the third time running, the Central Bank (BC) reduced the economy's basic interest rates. The Monetary Policy Committee...

Rio’s Bus Rapid Transit Inspections Result in Over 6,000 Fines in One Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a period of educational and public awareness actions, in October 2018, the municipal guards operate in stations designated...

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