Graphic Video Taken in Aftermath of Trolley Accident RIO DE JANEIRO – A new video posted on the internet last Friday shows people rescuing victims shortly after the Santa Teresa Trolley accident last August 27th. The graphic video, available on … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2011
by Paulo Diego dos Santos In 2011 Slightly Lower Numbers of Wiretaps Compared to Last Year BRASILIA, Brazil – In August, Brazilian courts ordered at least 17,122 telephone lines to be monitored, according to a statement on Monday by the … Continue reading
Brazil News | RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Municipal Police from the 12th Precinct in Copacabana caught Francisco Vitor Pessoa Soares, 24, as he tried to escape from the precinct lockup through a window Sunday afternoon, reported O Dia Online.
Fifteen Passengers Rescued from Stranded Vessel RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Gail winds on Saturday forced a sailboat ashore on Copacabana Beach. The boat was still on the beach, drawing the attention of beach goers on Monday. The boat has … Continue reading
World Famous Bonde to be Restored From the Ground Up RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio’s world famous Santa Teresa Bonde will be out of service for at least a year, said Rogerio Onofre, president of the Department of Transportation … Continue reading
Dry Weather Expected to Continue BRASILIA – This capital city on Sunday marked 100 days without rain. There is no expectation that Brasilia will see rain this week says The National Institute of Meteorology (INMET). They do expect to see … Continue reading
SAO PAULO – An unusual race on Sunday morning rocked the Southern district of Sao Paulo. The first Race of the High Heels attracted some 150 participants vying for a U.S. $580 prize in the parking lot at the Morumbi … Continue reading
Netherlands Love of Two-wheeled Transportation Comes to Rio RIO DE JANEIRO – The Consulate-General of the Netherlands has launched the third annual campaign to encourage Cariocas to adopt the Dutch tradition of bicycle use. This year’s campaign launched Sunday, with … Continue reading
Scanned Price Discrepancies Also a Problem SAO PAULO, Brazil – The director of a Walmart store, located in Vila Leopoldina in the Western Zone of the city of Sao Paulo, was arrested by Civilian Police (PC) late on Friday.
by Michael Hone 800 Volunteers to Clean Capitol’s Beaches and Rivers MANAUS, Brazil – Over 800 volunteers have signed up to participate in the Clean Up the World Day event in the capital of Amazonia. The volunteers will clean up … Continue reading
SP-150 Reopens Friday After Thursdays Mega-Pileup SAO PAULO, Brazil – Authorities reopened northbound lanes of Immigrants highway SP-150 after Thursday’s mega-crash. On the advice of the toll-road operator, Ecovias, police released traffic onto the roadway at 11:30 am Friday. The … Continue reading
Government Research Institute Produces Transgenic Soy Seed RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Governmental regulators have approved the injection of science into the domestic bean crop. The National Technical Bio-safety Commission approved on Thursday, the first genetically modified product developed by … Continue reading
by Michael Hone President’s UN General Assembly Schedule Announced BRAZILIA, Brazil – The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff and the American president, Barack Obama, will meet next Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. President Rousseff’s spokesman, Rodrigo Baena, said … Continue reading
Almost Five Kilos Hidden in Candy SAO PAULO, Brazil – The Federal Police (PF) arrested a Nigerian man Thursday morning with cocaine while he was going through security at Guarulhos International Airport. The man tried to catch a flight to … Continue reading
by Michael Hone Highway Patrol Closes Road After Accident Update: (6:30 pm local time) Police are now saying that as many as 300 vehicles were involved in the pileup on the SP-150 Immigrants Highway this afternoon. The highway will remain … Continue reading