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Only the most avid news fans could keep up with the rapid developments in the Petrobras investigation. Every day, it seems, new revelations appear. To assist readers in the most recent headlines involving Petrobras and other ongoing scandals in Brazil, here’s the latest summary. While nearly a hundred former Petrobras employees and current business executives have been detained by police or formally charged, June brought the first detention of CEOs, including Marcelo Odebrecht, billionaire More...

New Port Access Road

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Trucks serving various container terminals on the left bank of the Brazilian port of Santos are expected to see faster deliveries thanks to a new 3 million reais ($1.15 million) More...

The Brazilian Way

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The bus system in Curitiba is famous for being the first Rede Integrada de Transporte (RIT) system in Brazil, and it’s still considered the best in the country, with approximately More...

Curitiba First for the Future

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Autonomous vehicles, levitating trains, and supersonic tubes have all been suggested as radical ways to transport us faster as the 21st century urban age approaches, but it More...

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Poland Unbound

  CIE’s travel correspondent, Clifford Hallam, has traveled extensively around the world, along with living in a number of different countries. He describes his two-year More...

Brazil’s Hidden Treasures

Stalagmites and stalactites are common calcium salt formations in caves. But have you ever heard of helictites? Needles of gypsum? Aragonitas? Bolas? All of these underground More...

Brazil Hopes for End to FIFA’s Fiefdom

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While most football fans throughout the world are applauding the investigation into FIFA by US federal authorities, no one More...

The (Un)Merry Band of FIFA Pranksters

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 On Wednesday, May 27, a few hours after seven prominent football officials were arrested at the Baur au Lac More...

Dilma & Zuckerberg Facebook Brings Free Wi-Fi to Brazil

The Brazilian government has agreed to a partnership with Facebook. The partnership is actually with Facebook’s non-profit organization known as More...

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Brazil and China successfully launched a joint satellite recently, the fifth environmental monitoring equipment of its kind to be launched jointly by More...

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  Thanks to its young population armed with smartphones, Brazil beat nine other Internet-connected countries for its citizens’ frequency of web use, More...

First Elephant Sanctuary

doacoes Brazil will soon open Latin America’s first elephant sanctuary, and its first three residents will be...

Big Business Supports the Battle Against Deforestation

Brazil is home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. As a result, expansion of cattle pastures has led..

Brazilian Cerrado is Open for Business

South and east of Brazil’s famous Amazon, the air becomes dryer and the humid rainforest gives way to emerald green patches..

Brazil: Too Big to Fail

Brazil v Croatia: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Protestors in Brazil are certain of one thing – they want better government. International economic experts...

China Deals with Brazil

Agreements valued at U$53 billion were signed last week in the presence of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Chinese Prime Minister..

Curitiba Clash: Teachers versus Governor

Police unleashed waves of rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades on striking teachers in Curitiba on Wednesday, April 29, leaving..

US Guidelines for Healthy Eating Could Be Better

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Recently, a US-government appointed scientific panel released a 600-page report that will set America’s new dietary guidelines. These guidelines More...

How the Mighty are Falling to the Judge

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When Sérgio Moro, the federal judge from Curitiba, ordered the detention of two prominent top executives on June 19, he said he was acting to protect More...

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Welcome to the Impossible

By B. Michael Rubin Brazil is the land of the impossible. Brazil has a world-class reputation for recreation and enjoyment. Its beaches are a mecca for More...

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Cruise in Twelve Knots

CIE’s Culture correspondent, Terry Caesar, recently returned from his first cruise ship adventure, which took him from his current home in Texas More...

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Brazilian Man Owns All the World’s Music

In an office near the back of his 2500-square-meter warehouse in São Paulo, Zero Freitas is studying the song list of an old album. While his close examination More...

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