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  • 24 Feb/2020

    Colombian Ex-Senator Exposes Corruption in Santos and Duque Presidential Elections

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former Colombian senator Aída Merlano, who fled to Venezuela, has exposed details of an alleged corruption network. It is said to have helped incumbent President Iván Duque and former President Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) to win the elections. Merlano accused the powerful Colombian political families Char and Gerlein of […] The post Colombian Ex-Senator Exposes...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Brazil’s Northeastern Soccer Clubs Balance Accounts Better Than Wealthier Teams

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fortaleza and Bahia were the two best northeastern teams in the 2019 Brazilian championship. Both qualified for the South American Cup and finished ahead of Vasco, Atletico Mineiro, Fluminense, The post Brazil’s Northeastern Soccer Clubs Balance Accounts Better Than Wealthier Teams appeared first on The Rio Times. ]]>
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Brazil’s Nine Northeastern States Control Their Public Accounts, Invest More

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A less developed region of the country, Brazil's Northeast has stood out in the national scenario with a rare situation: good fiscal position, rapid advance of social indicators and attraction of private investments. As a result of actions that began years ago, the states and capital cities of the region, […] The post Brazil’s Nine Northeastern States Control Their...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Singles Are 42 Percent More Likely to Suffer From Dementia

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new study released by BBC News argues that single individuals are 42 percent more likely to develop degenerative neurological disease throughout their lives than their married peers. The study, conducted by researchers at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, shows that among widowers, this risk is 20 […] The post Singles Are 42 Percent More Likely...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Brazil’s Best-Performing Stock Has Credit Suisse Predicting More Gains

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Bloomberg) The rally in Via Varejo SA shares still has some juice left as the Brazilian retailer’s turnaround initiatives start to bear fruit, according to Credit Suisse. Fourth-quarter adjusted Ebitda margin will expand to 4.6 percent from 3.7 percent a year earlier, analysts Victor Saragiotto and Pedro Pinto wrote in […] The post Brazil’s Best-Performing Stock...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Saco de Mamanguá in Paraty: World’s Only Tropical Fjord Is in State of Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fjord is a large sea inlet surrounded by high rocky mountains. Such landscapes are common in Scandinavian countries Denmark and Norway, but not limited to them. Here in Brazil it is possible to see one, and only one, instance of this phenomenon. In the southwest part of Rio de […] The post Saco de Mamanguá in Paraty: World’s Only Tropical Fjord Is in State of...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Former Presidential Candidate Ciro Gomes Reacts to Carlos Bolsonaro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A defeated presidential candidate in 2018, Ciro Gomes reacted to a tease from Rio de Janeiro city councilor The post Former Presidential Candidate Ciro Gomes Reacts to Carlos Bolsonaro appeared first on The Rio Times. ]]>
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Ceará Records 127 Fatal Crimes after State Police Declared Strike

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Intentional Lethal Violent Crimes (CVLIs) in the whole of the state of Ceará has increased to 127 since the start of the State Police (PM) riots on February 18th, which stopped activities for lack of agreement with the state government regarding salary restructuring. On Saturday alone there […] The post Ceará Records 127 Fatal Crimes after State Police...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    STF Justice Gilmar Mendes Advocates Harsher Attack Against Bolsonaro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On February 21st, right-wing news site O Alerta reported that Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Gilmar Mendes, met with Rodrigo Maia, João Dória, and ten other legislators, to discuss what they consider Bolsonaro's attacks on the press. It was recently learned that the most outraged person at this dinner was […] The post STF Justice Gilmar Mendes Advocates Harsher...
  • 24 Feb/2020

    Sea Breaks onto Beaches, Causes Damage and Frightens Tourists in Ubatuba, SP

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The sea advanced on the beaches and startled tourists on Sunday, February 23rd, in Ubatuba, on the northern coast of São Paulo. As a result of the surging and rough sea, the waves swept over the stretch of sand of several beaches and dragged tables, chairs, huts and swimmers' articles. […] The post Sea Breaks onto Beaches, Causes Damage and Frightens Tourists in Ubatuba,...
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