Conditions at Rio’s Vila Pan-Americana (Vila do Pan), the residential apartment complex in Barra da Tijuca originally built for the athletes of the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games, has deteriorated significantly, according to various news outlets. Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de JaneiroHuge craters have become commonplace at Rio’s Vila Pan-Americana apartment complex in Barra da Tijuca, internet photo reproduction.Reports of sunken streets, huge craters, falling guardrails, cracked structures, and exposed sewer and gas pipes have become commonplace. “The feeling is one of pure sadness and discouragement,” exclaimed a frustrated Aloízio Bravo, Director of the Vila do Pan Residents Association. “I don’t…
As part of its fight against corruption, Brazil’s Central Bank (CB) announced on Wednesday (June 28th) it was reformulating its regulation for large cash bank withdrawals. The decision comes a day after the CB released the country’s balance of payments for May 2017, which came in significantly lower than a year ago.
Brazilian authorities issued arrest warrants on Thursday for 95 police officers in Rio de Janeiro state who they say have sold arms and tipped off drug gangs to future operations, in the largest such effort yet to root out corrupt officers. Another 90 arrest warrants were issued for suspected drug traffickers, police and state prosecutors said in an emailed statement.
Brazil's government on Thursday lowered its annual inflation target for the first time in more than a decade, seeking to turn the page on recent double-digit jumps in consumer prices and bolster investors' confidence about future economic stability. The National Monetary Council, comprised of heads of the finance and planning ministries and the central bank, cut the inflation target to 4.25 percent in 2019 and 4.00 percent the following year, from 4.5 percent at present.
The German descendent Florian Pfeiffer, a journalist and film maker, has created one of the most charming Bed and Breakfasts in Santa Teresa: Casa Kamayurá. The house with it's tropical garden features four generous guest rooms, all with private bathroom and stunning views over Rio de Janeiro and the Sambódromo. Breakfast with tropical fruits is being served on the terrace, and it is always very enjoyable to talk with the hosts. Many people form Switzerland and Germany fancy this place, where they feel at home, being able to talk in German, and having a peaceful quiet place just five minutes…
Planned improvements to Rio’s favelas have meant increases in rent, forcing the poorest families into squatting in unoccupied buildings. Photographer Tariq Zaidi visits the Mangueira community favela, less than 1km from the showpiece Maracanã stadium, to see what life is like for the women living there
A Brazilian mining project that claims to be one of the “best undeveloped platinum projects in the western hemisphere” is to raise £2m by listing on London’s junior Aim market. Jangada Mines will use the cash to fast-track a feasibility study and pre-production at the Pedra Branca mine in Ceará province, which was formerly owned by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Solitario Exploration.
Next year’s Rio Carnival is under threat over drastic budget cuts by the city’s new Evangelical mayor, who has been accused of acting on his conservative religious views.
Bahia's Lucas Fonseca was given his marching orders on Sunday after picking up a second yellow card for - unquestionably - the most spectacular dive ever seen on a football pitch. The Brazilian centre-back picked up his first booking in the 24th minute, but rather than keeping his head down for the reminder of the game, the Fonseca raked his studs down the thigh of Flamengo forward Paolo Guerrero while clearing the ball.
Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two nations meet in Oslo on Friday. The oil-rich Scandinavian nation has provided $1.1bn to Brazil’s Amazon fund since 2008, tied to reductions in the rate of deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. The destruction of forests by timber and farming industries is a major contributor to the carbon emissions that drive climate change and Norway views protecting the Amazon as vital for the whole world. The rate of…
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