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  • 15 Jun/2019

    The Ten Gringos You Will Meet in Rio de Janeiro

    By Nikola Grace Radley RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Foreigners (gringos) flock to Rio every year. Many stay for a short time, and some never leave. Here is a breakdown of ten stereotype gringos you’ll probably encounter while here. 1. Backpacker – divides time between drinking caipirinhas at happy hour at the hostel, taking photos […] The post The Ten Gringos You Will Meet in Rio de...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Brazil vs. Bolivia Boasts the Highest Gate Receipts for Brazilian Soccer

    By Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The earnings reported for the opening match of the 2019 Copa América, between Brazil and Bolivia, drew considerable attention at Morumbi. Over R$22 million (US$5.4 million) was raised, with a paying audience of 46,342. The average ticket cost approximately R$485. This is the highest gate receipts ever reported […] The post Brazil vs. Bolivia...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Rio’s Governor Discusses ‘Blowing up’ Drug Dealers With a Missile

    By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, said traffickers from Cidade de Deus, a favela in the western zone of the capital, could be blown up by a missile if the government had the UN’s permission. The statement was given on Friday, June 14th, during the […] The post Rio’s Governor Discusses ‘Blowing up’ Drug...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Lawyers File a Lawsuit to Remove Minister Sergio Moro After Leaks

    By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Four lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday, June 14th, in the Federal Court of São Paulo petitioning for the removal of Sergio Moro from the Ministry of Justice, “for an objective infringement of the principle of public morality”. The lawsuit refers to conversations, disclosed by The Intercept […] The post Lawyers File a Lawsuit to Remove...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Police and Federal Public Prosecutor Target Religious Intolerance in Rio

    By Richard Mann RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Civil Police and the Federal Public Prosecutor (MPF) are working together to stop repeated attacks by drug gangs against “terreiros” (places of worship) of religions of African origin located in communities in Baixada Fluminense and São Gonçalo, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. Last […] The post Police and Federal Public...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Judge Acquits Bolsonaro’s Stabber as Mentally Ill; President Will Appeal

    By Xiu Ying RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Judge Bruno Savino, on Friday, June 14th, acquitted Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, deemed criminally incapable in the case in which he confessed to stabbing the then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, while campaigning in July 2018. By declaring Adélio guilty but mentally ill, that is, there are grounds […] The post Judge Acquits Bolsonaro’s...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Startup From Pernambuco Captures US$20 Million in Capital

    By Richard Mann RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – InLoco, a startup from the state of Pernambuco, reported on Thursday, June 13th, that it had received a capital infusion of US$20 million (R$80 million), led by the U.S. fund Valor Capital and the Brazilian fund Unbox Capital. Owner of a geolocation service that traces the consumer […] The post Startup From Pernambuco Captures US$20 Million in Capital...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Prominent Executive in Brazilian Recording Industry Dies at Age 86

    By Richard Mann RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – André Midani, producer and musician, died on Thursday night, June 13th, at age 86. One of the greatest icons of the music industry, he was crucial in releasing bossa nova in Brazil and discovered great singers. Midani had cancer and was hospitalized at the São Vicente Health […] The post Prominent Executive in Brazilian Recording Industry Dies...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Netshoes Shareholders Approve Sale of Company to Magazine Luiza

    By Xiu Ying RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The shareholders of Netshoes, a company specializing in the sale of sporting goods through the Internet, agreed at a meeting on Friday, June 14th, to accept Magazine Luiza’s offer for the acquisition of control over the company, with the concurrence of 90.32 percent of shareholders. As a […] The post Netshoes Shareholders Approve Sale of Company...
  • 15 Jun/2019

    Is Jair Bolsonaro About to Join the Brazilian Democrats Party?

    By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Allegedly dissatisfied with the behavior of some Social Liberal Party (PSL) deputies, President Jair Bolsonaro has confided to advisors that he could shift parties and join the Democrats Party (DEM), writes Brazilian news outlet Istoé in its latest report. He claims that the PSL does not advocate […] The post Is Jair Bolsonaro About to...