Volvo Launches World’s Largest Bus


Volvo has launched its newest vehicles, two buses that will add to Volvo’s high-passenger capacity transport system. Volvo introduced its two new buses at the FetransRio transportation conference, which was held in Rio in November. The smaller bus is an articulated vehicle 22 meters long with capacity for 210 passengers. The larger bus is bi-articulated More...

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On October 31, 2016

Curitiba Elects New Mayor

Rafael Greca will be the new mayor of Curitiba, having been elected in a surprising election on Sunday, October 30. The surprise comes from a 15-point margin of victory by Greca over his opponent, Ney Leprevost. More...

On March 21, 2016

The Clash of the Century

If this sounds like a superhero battle, Batman vs. Superman, don’t be surprised. Brazil has just weathered its most tumultuous week in politics since the return of democracy in the 1980s. The battle rages More...

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On February 22, 2016

Zika Zero

The tragic increase of microcephaly cases in Brazil, currently linked to the Zika virus, some people are convinced, is the creation of a British biotech company called Oxitech, which has been releasing genetically More...

Sarah Campos & Juliana Santos
On February 15, 2016
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Children Learn Farming

In São Paulo, a group of sixth graders is busy at work. They are in school but not at their desks. Instead, they have seeds, soil, and gardening tools. They are preparing soil for planting. This digging is going More...

On January 17, 2016

The Brazilian Way

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 one third of Curitibanos More...

On December 2, 2015

São Paulo Battles its Traffic

For decades, mega-city São Paulo has been transforming into endless urban sprawl, razing tree-lined plazas, demolishing architectural gems, under-investing in public transportation, and blighting wide swaths More...

Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter In Makeshift Camps In Jordan
On September 21, 2015
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Refugees Flee Syria for Brazil

More than a year before Pope Francis urged Europe’s Catholics to take in Syrian refugees, a priest in Brazil inspired the support of his parishioners to ease the suffering of those fleeing unimaginable horror. More...

On September 3, 2015
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Billionaires in Handcuffs in Curitiba

Three former top executives of Camargo Corrêa, one of Brazil’s largest construction firms, were sentenced to prison by Judge Sérgio Moro for crimes committed in connection with the corruption scandal centered More...

On September 2, 2015

McDonald’s Faces Accusations of Employee Mistreatment

McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating its employees and avoiding taxes during a Senate hearing in Brazil last week. At the hearing, politicians, union More...