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Tag: Luiz Fernando Pezão

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro state Civil Defense announced that after a 6-day storm, Petrópolis totals 176 deaths; 165 people are still missing, according to the Civil Police. The weather forecast indicated a 90% chance...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A former Odebrecht executive stated on Wednesday that the construction conglomerate donated R$23 million to a slush fund to be used in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign of Rio de...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Current Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão and former Rio State Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame denied in separate statements over the weekend of receiving bribes from former...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One day after the federal government announced a public security plan and the creation of a social action task force for Rio de Janeiro, Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão applauded the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro will receive support from Brazil’s National Security Force and Federal Highway Police to help local authorities fight the wave of violence seen in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer authorized the use of the Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro to assist police in patrolling the streets due to the mobilization of families of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday (January 26th) the state of Rio de Janeiro signed a term of commitment to receive financial relief from the federal government. To remedy a deficit that should reach R$26,132...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The healthcare system in Rio is officially in a state of emergency. The measure was signed late yesterday (December 23rd) by the state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão, after meeting with...

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