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Lise Alves

Lise Alves is a Carioca who spent much of her life in the U.S., and now lives in São Paulo. She writes mainly national politics and business for us, with an occasional travel story.

Proof of Covid vaccination still required to enter Brazil as mid-year vacation gets underway

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The irony could not be greater. Brazil has an openly vaccine-critical president who already 2021 did not want to impose...

Brazil: São Paulo’s Pride Parade attracts millions

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - After two years of online celebrations due to COVID-19, millions of people filled one of the most iconic avenues in...

In test of electronic voting, “hackers” attack Brazil’s system before 2022 elections

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Since Monday (November 22),with the blessing of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), twenty-six independent investigators from all regions of Brazil...

How are salaries in Argentina after the pandemic?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As every year, Adecco Argentina conducted a survey to provide updated data on the Argentine labor market, which serves...

17th SP-Arte opens in Brazil’s São Paulo with both in-person and online visitation

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - In its 17th edition, SP-Arte (São Paulo International Art Festival) takes place from October 20th to 24th at ARCA, a...

IFood’s controlling shareholder Movile says there are no short-term plans for IPO

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At the beginning of March, giants Nubank, Mercado Pago and Google teamed up with five other companies in the financial...

Who is União Química, Which Intends to Produce Sputnik V Vaccine in Brazil for Export to Latin America?

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although it has yet to get approval from Brazil’s federal health regulatory agency ANVISA,  Brazilian pharmaceutical firm União Química, the...

Neo-Nazi Groups Continue to Grow in Brazil; Santa Catarina State Takes Centerstage

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During this past October’s municipal elections, Wandercy Pugliesi, better known as ‘Professor Wander’, launched his candidacy for city councilmember in...

Election Campaigns Start in Brazil with More Funds for Black Candidates

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the 2020 municipal electoral campaign gets underway in Brazil this Sunday, a statutory rule recently enforced by the country’s...

U.S. Secretary of State Praised and Criticized During Quick Visit to Brazil

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - On the second day of his four day mission to countries in South America, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo,...

Brazil’s Publishers Rally Against Proposed Taxation of Book Sales

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government's recent tax reform proposal has raised criticism from the country’s publishers, authors and readers. The measure would...

Brazil’s Economy Minister to Push Liberal Agenda Despite Aides’ Departures

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This week the Brazil’s economic team was stunned by the resignation of two of Paulo Guedes’ top aides: Paulo Uebel...

São Paulo Curator Creates Drive-Thru Gallery to Show Art During Covid-19

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With art galleries and museums closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a São Paulo gallery owner decided to create a...

Small Towns in São Paulo State Still Register No Covid-19 Cases

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Almost 150 days after the first case of Covid-19 was registered in Brazil, five small towns in São Paulo, the...

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