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  • 11 Jul/2020

    From World’s Fourth Wealthiest Country to Ruin: Venezuela’s Lessons

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "In Venezuela one lives a genuine freedom." With this sentence, the Spanish newspaper El País began its 1976 article on the thousands of immigrants from dictatorial regimes in South America, and even from Spain itself, who were seeking a safe haven in Venezuela to prosper. It was also around that […] The post From World’s Fourth Wealthiest Country to Ruin: Venezuela’s...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    Despite Military Presence, Amazon Deforestation in June Is Highest in Five Years

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon grew for the 14th consecutive month in June, according to preliminary data published on Friday by the National Space Research Institute (INPE), increasing pressure on the government of Jair Bolsonaro at a time when foreign investors and entrepreneurs are demanding more effective measures against the […] The post Despite Military Presence,...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    Prosecutors Find Millions in Cash in Home of Rio Ex-Secretary of Health Edmar Santos

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prosecutor's Office operation that arrested the former Rio de Janeiro Health Secretary Edmar Santos on Friday, July 9th, found millions of reais in cash in his home. According to the agents' initial count, at least R$6 million (US$1.2 million) were found. The money was in a house in Itaipava, […] The post Prosecutors Find Millions in Cash in Home of Rio Ex-Secretary...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    Lacking Evidence, Brazil Government Links Chloroquine To Lower Contagion

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the absence of evidence, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday, July 9th, that the early use of the drugs, mainly chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, has caused the pandemic to lose steam in some parts of the country. On Thursday alone, Brazil recorded 1,199 more deaths and 42,907 new cases. […] The post Lacking Evidence, Brazil Government Links Chloroquine...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    Philippine President Says Country Would Be in Trouble Had It Followed Brazil and USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, gave an interview on Thursday, July 9th, in which he stated that his country would be in deep trouble had it followed the United States and Brazil in managing the novel coronavirus pandemic. For the controversial Philippine leader, his country is . . […] The post Philippine President Says Country Would Be in Trouble Had...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    “There’s No Military Wing in Government,” says Brazilian Defense Minister

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Defense, Fernando Azevedo e Silva, stressed that Brazil's Armed Forces are dissociated from the reserve generals holding positions in the Planalto Palace. During a live broadcast on Thursday, July 9th, the 4-star General claimed that there is no The post “There’s No Military Wing in Government,” says Brazilian Defense Minister appeared first...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    Pastor Milton Ribeiro Accepts Bolsonaro’s Invitation to Head Brazil’s Education Ministry

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Professor and pastor Milton Ribeiro accepted Jair Bolsonaro's invitation to head the MEC (Ministry of Education). The news was confirmed by a Minister close to the President and disclosed by Bolsonaro on his social media. He reaches the Ministry well regarded among evangelicals and had been shortlisted . . . […] The post Pastor Milton Ribeiro Accepts Bolsonaro’s...
  • 11 Jul/2020

    LATAM: Flight Demand Slumps 95.2 Percent in June Compared to June 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday LATAM airline released its operational reports for the month of June. On Thursday, LATAM Brasil had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. With the impact of the novel The post LATAM: Flight Demand Slumps 95.2 Percent in June Compared to June 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times. ]]>
  • 11 Jul/2020

    São Paulo Governor Announces Further Relaxation of Isolation Since Start of Pandemic

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, July 10th, the governor of São Paulo, João Doria, announced the most flexible plan of isolation measures since the start of the The post São Paulo Governor Announces Further Relaxation of Isolation Since Start of Pandemic appeared first on The Rio Times. ]]>
  • 1 Jan/1970