Brazil Travel & Tourism News BRASILIA — On Monday, the Central Bank of Brazil will release second-generation ten and twenty-real notes. The new paper currency will join fifty and one-hundred real notes which the bank put into circulation in December … Continue reading
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Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Maceió is the state capital with the lowest percentage of tobacco use in Brazil. In Maceió, the capital of Alagoas state in Northeastern Brazil, with about one million inhabitants, only 7.8% of the population … Continue reading
Brazil News BRASILIA – The government informed the Organization of American States (OAS) that it will not reopen the case of journalist Vladimir Herzog, because of the Amnesty Law, reported online media.
Brazil News BRASILIA – Activists in the nation’s capital occupied the Esplanade of Ministries on Friday afternoon, agitating for legalization of marijuana in Brazil, reported online media. The protest began promptly at 4:20 pm, the time associated the world over … Continue reading
Brazil News SAO PAULO – Thousands of protesters marched through São Paulo streets on Saturday, agitating for relaxation of Brazil’s harsh marijuana laws. The ‘Marijuana March’ kicked off at 4:20 pm and lasted for about two hours, reported online media.
Brazil News BRASILIA – President Dilma Rousseff vetoed a bill that would have allowed sale of over-the-counter medicines in supermarkets. The president based the veto, published in the Official Gazette on Friday, on an analysis done by the Ministries of … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Favorable economic conditions in Brazil is encouraging the arrival of an increasing number of immigrants. Most are Latino, mostly from the member states of Mercosur, but also a growing contingent from Asia and Africa. … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – At risk for the worst dengue outbreak ever in the fast-approaching South American summer, the city of Rio de Janeiro has declared a state of alert that will allow health workers to enter … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Military and civilian officials are conducting a nuclear disaster drill at the Angra Nuclear Power Plant complex in conjunction with the municipality of Angra dos Reis in southern Rio de Janeiro state, reported terra.com. … Continue reading