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Oliver Mason

Oliver Mason is a British digital nomad who spends most of his time traveling the world and visiting places of interest. He currently travels through Brazil and will produce various travelogues for The Rio Times.

São Paulo Vehicle Rotation Restrictions Lead to Public Transportation Crowding

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The extended rotation implemented yesterday in the city of São Paulo removed cars from the streets in the capital's business...

São Paulo: Public Transportation Jam-packed on First Day of 24/7 Car Use Restrictions

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Public transports in São Paulo recorded crowded buses, trains, and subways on the morning of the first day of more...

In Pandemic Epicenter, What Do Americans Protesting Against Quarantine Think?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Gary Golden says that he had never, in his 55 years of life, displayed a poster. To debut, he...

Brazil’s Covid-19 Death Toll Increases Faster Than in Europe

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The growth in the number of deaths by Covid-19 in Brazil slowed down, in a pattern similar to that...

Chinese Ventilators Bought by Pará Prove Faulty; Each Device Cost R$126,000

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 152 ventilators purchased from China by the government of the state of Pará to treat Covid-19 patients, displayed...

Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil Could End Only in November, Study Says

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the rapid spread of the disease in the country, which broke the record of 751 deaths in 24...

Niterói Combats Coronavirus, Plans to Conduct More Testing than USA or South Korea

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the city of Rio de Janeiro - and perhaps the entire state  - is nearing a health collapse,...

After Commerce Reopened in Santa Catarina, Coronavirus Cases Tripled

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New cases of coronavirus in the state of Santa Catarina have more than tripled since the state authorized the...

Coronavirus Blocks Drug Trafficking Routes, Hindering Distribution

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Restrictive measures imposed by governments to contain the coronavirus pandemic are disrupting all business chains, even the illegal ones....

Corona Effect: Mercado Livre Shares up 25 Percent after Positive Q1 Results

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mercado Livre Online marketplace company's share price skyrocketed 25.46 percent at its highest on Wednesday, May 6th, after...

Israeli Minister Claims Local Research Produced Antibody to Fight Covid-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Monday that the country's Biological Research Institute (IIBR) is developing an antibody...

São Paulo Government Compels Populace to Wear Masks on Streets as of May 7th

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Governor João Doria announced that wearing masks will be mandatory throughout the state of São Paulo as of next Thursday,...

Opinion: The Verbal Paradox of Being “Confined” in a Democratic Society

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Arguably the word most used by the press and people in general in the Portuguese and Spanish speaking...
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WHO Expert Calls Sweden, Which Never Enforced a Lockdown, “Model to Follow”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After adopting a controversial strategy to fight the novel coronavirus, Sweden was referred to by Michael Ryan, Executive Director...

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