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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Energy is at the center of every country's policy. The percentages that form Brazil's electric energy matrix vary from source to source, and with the information available to those not hacking into...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the moment, people all across Brazil are protesting for better and affordable public transportation, decent education and less government corruption. According to the Federation of Industries of the State of São...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has restarted discussions about the installation of new nuclear reactors in the country to help relieve the nation’s strained energy supplies. Also Brazil is examining...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Rio the Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) program has made notable strides in improving security in favela communities, removing the visibility of powerful drug gangs, as well as helping local...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A result of the ongoing battle over oil royalties paid in Brazil, is an increased attention to royalties paid in the mining and hydroelectricity energy sector. Meanwhile, the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – U.S. soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has said that the company is to keep its word over plans to invest R$2.8 billion (around US$1.4 billion) in the company’s Brazilian arm, Coca-Cola...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her speech on the eve of Brazil’s Independence Day public holiday, September 7th, to deliver the much-anticipated news that energy bills would be slashed...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The term 'green building' is most commonly referring to sustainable building practices and environmentally conscious construction, wide-ranging concepts including everything from energy efficiency to waste management. Recent reclassification and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Despite fierce national and international opposition mounted over several decades and a week of last-ditch legal wrangling, the contract for the controversial Belo Monte Hydro-Electric Dam project went to...

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