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  • 30 May/2020

    Bolsonaro, Flirting with Coup, Mentions “Military Intervention” against Supreme Court

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In open conflict with the country's Supreme Court and in the face of inquiries that target him and part of his most loyal militants, President Jair Bolsonaro, through his social media, has praised the possibility of a "punctual military intervention" into any of the three constitutional branches of government. On […] The post Bolsonaro, Flirting with Coup, Mentions “Military...
  • 30 May/2020

    Brazilian Supreme Court Investigates President Jair Bolsonaro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An open power struggle has erupted in Brazil between the government of Jair Bolsonaro and Supreme Court (STF) justices, in which the military is also intervening. The judiciary stepped up its investigation this week into the role of members of the Bolsonaro government and his family in spreading fake news, […] The post Brazilian Supreme Court Investigates President Jair...
  • 30 May/2020

    Prosecutor’s Office Finds Millions in Transfers to Environment Minister’s Accounts

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo Prosecutor's Office (MP-SP) has lifted the bank confidentiality of Brazil's Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, and uncovered millions of reais of transfers in his accounts. The MP-SP is now seeking to push forward investigations into fraud and money laundering. The Minister transferred R$2.75 million (US$515,000) from his law […] The post Prosecutor’s...
  • 30 May/2020

    Bolsonarist Bots Drop on Twitter After Federal Police Operation

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a survey by AP Exata, the posts of so-called interference profiles dropped from an average of 14 to ten percent on Twitter. They had peaked at 17 percent. The STF's action seems to have impacted the information diffusion system artificially performed through these profiles. On the other hand, […] The post Bolsonarist Bots Drop on Twitter After Federal Police...
  • 30 May/2020

    Rio Prosecutor’s Office Calls for Suspension of Decree Opening Religious Temples

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city's decision authorizes the reopening of religious temples with the adoption of a number of measures such as the mandatory use of masks, the availability of alcohol 70% on the church grounds and maintaining two meters distance between congregants. The Rio de Janeiro mayoralty decision requires those congregants who […] The post Rio Prosecutor’s Office Calls...
  • 30 May/2020

    Uber Hourly, Launched Only in USA, Allows Booking Trips by Paying Flat Rates

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the US, Uber Hourly allows users to book an hour-long trip by paying a flat rate of US$50 (R$267). During this time users can make several stops at no additional cost. This allows users to travel to several places without having to order a new car for each trip. […] The post Uber Hourly, Launched Only in USA, Allows Booking Trips by Paying Flat Rates appeared first...
  • 30 May/2020

    Poll: 59 % of Brazilians Consider Cabinet Meeting Video Negative for Bolsonaro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian population's evaluation of Jair Bolsonaro's government remained stable in an XP/IPESPE survey conducted after the release of the April 22nd cabinet meeting video. The percentage assessing the government as poor or terrible declined from 50 to 49 percent, while the share that considers it as good or excellent […] The post Poll: 59 % of Brazilians Consider...
  • 30 May/2020

    EMBRAER Shares Rise with News of Russian and Chinese Interest

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - EMBRAER's shares (EMBR3) experienced a highly volatile day on Friday, May 29th. After trading down for much of the morning, the shares began gaining ground at 11:20 AM (Brasília time), successively in and out of auctions after Reuters' news that the aircraft manufacturer is drawing interest from China's COMAC and […] The post EMBRAER Shares Rise with News of Russian...
  • 30 May/2020

    Brazilian GDP Drop in Q1 Less Intense Than in Many Countries; Should Worsen in Q2

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian economy shrank 1.5 percent in Q1 this year, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) on Friday, May 29th. The downturn is less intense than in European countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and Portugal, and is also lower than in China, […] The post Brazilian GDP Drop in Q1 Less Intense Than in Many Countries;...
  • 30 May/2020

    Infrastructure Remains Attractive to Foreign Investment in Brazil, Says Minister

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio de Freitas, said yesterday, May 29th, that fiscal responsibility, associated with the large number of portfolios, the soundness of Brazilian assets, and the availability of credit, pose a set of qualities that will keep the country attractive for foreign investment, even amid the crisis caused […] The post Infrastructure Remains...
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