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  • 19 Apr/2019

    In-Depth: The Brazilian Music Market’s Decade of Decline is Over

    By Shasta Darlington RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a decade of plummeting sales and surging piracy, the music industry in the country where bossa nova and Tropicália were born is roaring back to life. Fueled by the streaming revolution, Brazil has, over the past couple of years, clawed its way back into music’s top […] The post In-Depth: The Brazilian Music Market’s Decade of Decline...
  • 19 Apr/2019

    Bolsonaro Voices ‘Sympathy’ Toward Petrobras Privatization

    By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he had “initial sympathy” toward the idea of privatizing state-run oil company Petrobras, a comment that gave the company’s shares a minor jolt. Bolsonaro made the comment to national broadcaster GloboNews at an event in Sao Paulo. On Wednesday, Economy […] The post Bolsonaro Voices...
  • 19 Apr/2019

    Video-Interview with Sue Branford: “Climate of Lawlessness in the Amazon”

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – “Uprising with Sonali” speaks with Sue Branford, author of “Amazon Besieged,” about who is behind recent massacres in Brazil’s Amazon. Branford says: It seems that the landowners are organizing the killings (Rondônia). Landlords see a window of opportunity to chase indigenous people from their land. […] The...
  • 19 Apr/2019

    Brazil top Court Backs Down on News Censorship

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After widespread condemnation and criticism by his own Chief Federal Prosecutor, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes has revoked censorship he imposed on two media outlets reporting on a corruption investigation. Brazil’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Raquel Dodge accused the nation’s highest court of violating...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Come and Have a Look at Lenny Kravitz’s Mansion Outside of Rio

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Lenny Kravitz knows a thing or two about seduction. As a Grammy Award-winning musician—and as a designer—he has crafted an extraordinarily idiosyncratic vision that fuses disparate genres, periods, styles, and influences. The 54-year-old rocker remains one of the coolest cats on the planet, constantly upending […] The post...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Murder Rates in Brazil Drop

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to the same period last year, according to G1’s national homicide index. The index is based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District. According to […] The post Murder Rates in Brazil Drop appeared first on The...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Latam Fears End of Avianca – Only 5 Airplanes Left by the End of Next Week

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – By the end of next week, Avianca Brazil should have its fleet reduced from 26 to 5 aircrafts. The company recently lost ten airplanes after the jet leaseholders won an open court clash over the airline’s default. The situation of Avianca worries Latam, who has […] The post Latam Fears End of Avianca – Only 5 Airplanes...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Putin’s Favorite Enemy in Brazil This Weekend

    By Harold Emert RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorite enemy is coming to Brazil. The punk rock band Pussy Riot will be performing at Abril Pro Rock (Pernambuco music festival, April 19th) and the Fabrique Club (April 20th) in their first South American tour. Last weekend, the band was in Argentina, […] The post Putin’s Favorite Enemy in Brazil...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Brazil’s Petrobras Announces 4.84 Percent Increase in Diesel Fuel Prices

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Petrobras CEO Roberto Castello Branco announced an increase of R$0.10 per liter of diesel at refineries. The 4.84 percent increase is lower than the 5.7 percent the company announced and then suspended last week. According to Castello Branco, the company’s pricing policy will continue to […] The post Brazil’s Petrobras...
  • 18 Apr/2019

    Bolsonaro Threatens to Fire Funai Leadership

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a meeting with indigenous people of different ethnicities on Wednesday, President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to promote layoffs at the National Indian Foundation (Funai) – the governmental protection agency for Indian interests and their culture – if the agency does not do what the indigenous […] The post Bolsonaro...