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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After three hours of a standoff on the bridge that connects the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, a hijacker, who was holding more than thirty people hostage on an inter-city bus, was shot by a police sniper. The hostages have been released unharmed, and the hijacker died on […] The post Man Killed by Sniper in Rio After Hijacking Bus on Rio-Niteroi Bridge appeared...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, after meeting with vice president Hamilton Mourão in Brasília, said on Monday that the police will continue the fight against organized crime. He further emphasized that it is organized crime that kills. "Crime bosses order killings. Are we going to continue living […] The post Governor Witzel Suggests Cariocas Avoid Bus...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first half of 2019, Brazil achieved its second-best performance in thirty years in the Web of Science indicator, a database managed by the Clarivate Analytics organization, which measures scientific research impact. In June, the 2019 figure stood at 0.89; the previous highest figure of 0.92 was in 2016, […] The post Brazil Achieves its Second Best Scientific Impact...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro once again attacked the results of Argentina's PASO primary elections on Sunday, August 11th, in which Alberto Fernández achieved a broad victory over current president Mauricio Macri. The Brazilian president's words were written, as is his custom, in his . . . To read the full NEWS […] The post “Argentina is Increasingly Closer to Venezuela,”...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A study by the State Audit Court (TCE) of São Paulo shows that 559 cities in the state of São Paulo do not have sufficient revenue to meet their primary result targets and/or show evidence of budgetary irregularities. According to the Court, 86 percent of the 644 municipalities in the state […] The post Over Eighty-Five Percent of São Paulo’s Municipalities Are Financially...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The general coordinator of the National Secretariat of Public Safety (SENASP) of the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety, Colonel Luis Claudio Laviano, pointed out on Monday, August 19th, in a public hearing in the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) that the state is not yet eligible to […] The post Rio de Janeiro Not Yet Eligible for Federal Public Safety...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Introduced with the 2017 labor reform, the ultra-flexible intermittent employment system allows the employee to render services only when requested by the employer, for a certain number of hours or days, but assures the rights granted by the CLT (Labor Code) , such as proportional vacation and thirteenth salary. The . […] The post Two out of Ten Job Openings in Brazil...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an exclusive interview with The Rio Times, on the occasion of Agroleite, the milk trade show held in Castro, Paraná, the ambassador emphasized that it was Dutch immigrants who brought all the technology, including the famous "Dutch Cow", that has turned the region into the largest milk producer in […] The post Dutch Ambassador Says Most Dutch People Associate Brazil...
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  • Aug 20,2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Regional Electoral Court (TRE) of Sergipe voted yesterday, August 19th, to invalidate the election of the state governor, Belivaldo Chagas, and the vice-governor, Eliane Aquino, for misuse of political power. By six votes to one, the court held that the governor used public funds to favor his re-election in […] The post Brazilian Electoral Court Invalidates Sergipe...
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