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Friday, August 5, 2016

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Extra Olympic Security for Foreign Dignitaries in Brazil

Extra Olympic Security for Foreign Dignitaries in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the city of Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazilian security agents announced plans to implement an enhanced security plan to welcome foreign dignitaries and city mayor asks residents to stay indoors. The first Olympic Games to be hosted […]

Rio’s Mayor Says Olympic Legacy Greater than Barcelona

Rio’s Mayor Says Olympic Legacy Greater than Barcelona
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, and Brazil’s Sports Minister, Leonardo Picciani said on Thursday that the legacy left by the 2016 Olympics to city residents will be greater than that seen in Barcelona, Spain, during the 1992 Olympics. “I’ve been told that there are two […]

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A day after the women’s football (soccer) clubs kicked off the 2016 Rio Olympics, the football competition continued on Thursday, August 4th, with the men taking the pitch to begin their quest for Olympic gold. For host team Brazil, seeking the one championship that has […]

Olympics Opening Viewing Party to be Held in Vidigal Favela

Olympics Opening Viewing Party to be Held in Vidigal Favela
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To help launch their new Favelidade initiative the social impact tourism company, Favela Experience will host a free viewing party of the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday, August 5th on the top of Vidigal in Campinho da Vila Olimpic. In addition to […]

Eletronuclear President Sentenced to 43 Years for Corruption in Brazil

Eletronuclear President Sentenced to 43 Years for Corruption in Brazil
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The former president of the state-owned energy company Eletronuclear Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva was sentenced to 43 years in prison for bribery, money laundering, obstructing the Lava Jato (Carwash) investigations, tax evasion and participation in a criminal organization. In addition to Silva twelve […]

Brazil’s Petrobras Increases Market Value by US$23.35 Billion

Brazil’s Petrobras Increases Market Value by US$23.35 Billion
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The oil giant Petrobras in Brazil has risen six positions and is now the fourth largest oil company in Latin America and the U.S. in terms of market value at US$49.29 billion, according to consultancy firm Economatica. The survey lists Exxon Mobil remaining as […]

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition. Host country Brazil, and reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, USA, both opened their 2016 […]

Extra Security at Rio de Janeiro’s Most Famous Landmarks

Extra Security at Rio de Janeiro’s Most Famous Landmarks
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists visiting Rio’s Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf Mountain will have to pass through metal detectors starting this week. The measures seek to guarantee the security of visitors to two of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmarks during the Olympics. According to Brazil’s Justice […]

Brazil and Argentina Sign Trade Agreement to Reduce Bureaucracy

Brazil and Argentina Sign Trade Agreement to Reduce Bureaucracy
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Development, Industry and Trade, Marcos Pereira and Argentina’s Production Minister, Francisco Cabrera, signed on Tuesday, August 2nd, agreements to lower bilateral trade bureaucracy and reduce time and costs of imports and exports between the two countries. “Brazil and Argentina together, united, are […]

Olympic Torch Arrives in Rio de Janeiro Ready to Open Games

Olympic Torch Arrives in Rio de Janeiro Ready to Open Games
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After three months and traveling 20,000 kilometers around Brazil, the Olympic Torch arrived early today (Wednesday,August 3rd) in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The symbol of the Games has been carried through more than 300 cities in 26 states and the Federal District by […]

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