Monthly Archives: November 2019

DiCaprio Rebuts Bolsonaro, Denies Support to NGOs “Although They Deserve It”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio denied that he donated to the NGOs accused by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the cause...

Extreme Poverty Growing for Fifth Year Running in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The situation was reversed in 2015. After a sharp reduction in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in...

Study Points out Need for R$40 Billion Investment in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Entrepreneurs from FIRJAN (Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro) on Thursday afternoon, November 28th, handed...

Hostage Situation in Rio’s Lapa District Ends with Perpetrator’s Arrest

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 2.45 PM on November 29th a man entered into Bar da Preta on Rua do Resende, in the popular...

Small-scale Internet Providers Outperform Vivo, NET, and Oi in 3,500 Cities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The regional broadband providers are pushing traditional companies like Vivo, Oi, and Claro/NET: a Teleco survey points out that...

HIV Infections Increase Among Elderly in São Paulo

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The number of HIV infections in the city of São Paulo has declined by a record number over the past...

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Announces Agreements to be Discussed at Mercosur Summit

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Scheduled for next week, the summit of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), a trade bloc that includes Latin American...

Renegotiation of Outstanding Debt in Brazil to Yield R$6.4 Billion in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of yesterday, November 29th, debtors of more than R$15 million, and declared in default by the Federal Government,...

Rape Cases Increase in São Paulo While Other Crimes Drop

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of rape cases in the state of São Paulo increased 14.4 percent in October compared to the...

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