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Monday, July 18, 2016

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Health Equipment Fraud in Brazil Cost Government Millions

Health Equipment Fraud in Brazil Cost Government Millions
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal prosecutors office and the federal police in Brazil issued eleven arrest and seizure orders on Monday morning, July 18th, in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after conducting an investigation of the overpricing of equipment used to help patients with […]

Brazil to Increases Exports to European Union by R$250 Billion

Brazil to Increases Exports to European Union by R$250 Billion
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An agreement signed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week will allow Brazil to export an extra R$250 million per year to the European Union, especially sugar and poultry exports, announced the Brazilian Foreign Relations Ministry, Itamaraty. “After three years of negotiations, conducted in […]

Leblon Roads and Park Re-Open in Rio After Four Years

Leblon Roads and Park Re-Open in Rio After Four Years
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The construction work that has dominated the Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhood of Leblon since 2012 has cleared on Saturday morning (July 16th), opening the main roadway Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva to run unobstructed through to Ipanema. The construction work that was necessary for the […]

CCBB-Rio to Screen Films of Kō Nakahira July 27th – August 1st

CCBB-Rio to Screen Films of Kō Nakahira July 27th – August 1st
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning July 27th, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janerio (CCBB-RJ) will screen the films of Japanese filmmaker Kō Nakahira. Continuing through August 1st, the screenings will be the first festival of Nakahira’s work in Brazil. Born in Tokyo in 1926, Nakahira directed […]

South African Rugby Star Carries Rio Olympic Torch in Curitiba

South African Rugby Star Carries Rio Olympic Torch in Curitiba
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In less than three weeks, the whole world will be watching as the opening ceremony kicks off the 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanã Stadium on August 5th. As one grand event draws closer to beginning, another major event is edging closer to ending, as the […]

Brazilian Officials to Boost Rio 2016 Olympic Security Measures

Brazilian Officials to Boost Rio 2016 Olympic Security Measures
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the recent terror attack in France, Brazilian authorities announced they will be reviewing all security procedures for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August. On Friday Brazil’s interim President, Michel Temer, met with aides to discuss further security […]

Murilo Salles Retrospective in Rio de Janeiro Begins July 19th

Murilo Salles Retrospective in Rio de Janeiro Begins July 19th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning Tuesday, July 19th and continuing through Sunday, July 31st, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro will host a retrospective of the works of Brazilian cinematographer, filmmaker, and screenwriter, Murilo Salles. The event will include screenings of feature-length and short-length films, a master […]

Rio’s International Airport Ready to Welcome Heads of State

Rio’s International Airport Ready to Welcome Heads of State
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport has been prepared to welcome up to three heads of states every twenty minutes, during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but according to local media not many dignitaries are confirming their presence. According to daily Folha de […]

Brazil’s Petrobras Allowed to Halt Oil Production in 16 Platforms

Brazil’s Petrobras Allowed to Halt Oil Production in 16 Platforms
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The ANP (National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuel Agency) in Brazil has authorized oil giant, Petrobras to interrupt its oil production in sixteen platforms and fourteen concessions due to the decline of international oil prices, the devaluation of the Brazilian real and the loss of […]

Coro Come Culinary Fair Returns to Rio on July 17th

Coro Come Culinary Fair Returns to Rio on July 17th
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The culinary and cultural event Coro Come returns for its ninth edition on Sunday, July 17th with food vendors and live entertainment. After successful editions in Aterro do Flamengo and Praça Saens Pena in Tijuca, this edition will take place in Praça Marechal Âncora […]

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