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Megacities in Brazil
18 Jul
2:01

Megacities in Brazil

A megacity is defined by a population of 10 million people and the number of megacities has grown to 31 in 2016. Rio de Janeiro is the 20th largest city in the World 2016 with a population of 12 981 000. The annual growth rate is 0.9% and it is…

Rio hoped for a post-Olympics boom. Instead, its crisis is getting worse.
10 Dec
8:04

Rio hoped for a post-Olympics boom. Instead, its crisis is getting worse.

An article in Washington Post 3 months after the Olympcs describes the Rio de Janeiro state government broke, struggling to pay salaries.  Many citizens fearing that the city is doubling down on chaos and corruption. Read article here

Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics
18 Jun
2:22

Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics to avoid collapse in public sector like health care and eduction. Article in The Guardian

Brazil’s Temer calls for unity, confidence for Brazil recovery
13 May
1:18

Brazil’s Temer calls for unity, confidence for Brazil recovery

Brazil’s Temer calls for unity, confidence for Brazil recovery Brazil’s between time President Michel Temer approached his nation to rally behind his legislature of “national salvation,” hours after the Senate voted to suspend and put on trial his leftist antecedent, Dilma Rousseff, for infringing upon spending plan laws. Read article…

By the end of 2016 Brazil’s economy may be 8% smaller than it was in the first quarter of 2014
02 Jan
8:42

By the end of 2016 Brazil’s economy may be 8% smaller than it was in the first quarter of 2014

A former star of the emerging world faces a lost decade. GDP per person could be down by a fifth since its peak in 2010. Brazil’s economy is expected to shrink by about 4% during 2016 as a result of low demand from China and weak commodity prices. Article about…

Madonna is bying house in Rio
05 Jan
10:44

Madonna is bying house in Rio

Madonna is buying house in the favela Vidiga in Rio and it is disliked by the locals. Apparently the Vidigal Morro is increasingly popular with mega famous neighbours like David Beckham. Vidigal Morro has one of the most beautiful views of the sea and privileged in Rio capital. The community…

Dirty Money in Brazil is a huge problem
08 Sep
4:47

Dirty Money in Brazil is a huge problem

Over $30 billion in dirty money linked to crime, corruption and tax evasion is flowing out of Brazil each year, double the amount a decade earlier, a study from Global Financial Integrity (GFI) has found. According to the study US$401.6 Billion Flowed Illegally out of Brazil from 1960 to 2012. The annual…

Scam city visited Rio de Janeiro
11 Dec
7:32

Scam city visited Rio de Janeiro

The program “Scam city” shows different scams in different places around the world and they also visited Rio de Janeiro during carneval and “malandros”. They visited Lampa in the centre of Rio with transvestites, playground for sinners – were you must watch up for things they put in your drink that…

Has Brazil blown it?
30 Sep
4:27

Has Brazil blown it?

Article in the Economist about the future of Brazil – a stagnant economy, a bloated state and mass protests mean Dilma Rousseff must change course?

Judo World Championship in Rio
31 Aug
6:12

Judo World Championship in Rio

You can follow the Judo World Championship in Rio at IpponTV