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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The increase in competition in the oil sector will benefit Brazilian consumers, said the new president of Petrobras, Roberto Castello Branco, on Thursday (January 3rd), after taking office. "The greater...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced yesterday (Thursday, May 31st) cuts of R$1.2 billion in social programs, infrastructure, incentives for exporters and maintenance of federal highways to cover the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, the Independent League of Samba Schools (LIESA) announced on Wednesday night that if the League is unable to receive subsidies from the city of Rio...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival lovers are in an uproar this week after Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, announced his administration is debating cutting half of the subsidies given to Rio’s famous...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has announced it will open a formal complaint against Canada at the World Trade Organization (WTO) questioning the subsidies granted by the North American country to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff spoke on Sunday about agricultural subsidies during the G-20 summit currently being held in Antalya, Turkey. The Brazilian government is worried that developed nations may increase...

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