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Petrobras Scandal Explains Brazil

Post on May 10, 2016, 3:02 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

On Wednesday, something surprising and strange happened in Brazil: The president, Dilma Rousseff, appointed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her political mentor, to her own Cabinet. That same day, a Brazilian judge ordered the government to release a wiretap recording of Rousseff — yes, the government is listening in on its own president Continue Reading…

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Money that grows on trees – Brazil’s economy is crumbling but its giant pulp firms are booming

Post on March 24, 2016, 2:23 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

LOOK north from atop the 120-metre (390-foot) bleaching tower at the Horizonte 1 pulp mill, and all you see is plantations of tall, slender eucalyptus trees. They stretch from the factory gate, across the gentle undulations of Mato Grosso do Sul, a state in Brazil’s centre-west, all the way to the horizon. “That’s our competitive Continue Reading…

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Rio de Janeiro: What to see and do in the next Olympic city, from new attractions to landmarks

Post on March 8, 2016, 4:38 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Change is afoot in sunny Rio de Janeiro. Known for its vibrant beaches, undulant skylines and samba, the coastal Brazilian city welcomes a frenzy of new entertainments to mix with its classic charms — just in time for August’s Olympic Games. Here’s what to see. THE BEACH No visit to Rio de Janeiro is complete Continue Reading…

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VLT Train System in Rio’s Port Zone Scheduled to Open in April

Post on March 2, 2016, 4:26 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

In April, officials say that Rio de Janeiro residents and visitors will be able travel the city’s downtown Centro and Port Zone in one of two Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos/VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) lines. The first lines will connect Rio’s downtown and port area to the bus station and the Santos Dumont domestic airport, Continue Reading…

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Brazil Facebook head arrested for refusing to share WhatsApp data

Post on March 1, 2016, 2:52 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Police in Brazil have arrested the vice president of the social media company Facebook in Latin America. Diego Dzodan, an Argentine national, has repeatedly refused to comply with court orders to hand over data for use in a criminal investigation into drugs trafficking, police said. His arrest relates to the messaging service WhatsApp, owned by Continue Reading…

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Disrespecting your elders could get you in legal trouble in Brazil

Post on February 25, 2016, 4:42 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

When Brazilians talk about respecting one’s elders, they put their money where their mouth is. Giving up your seat on a train to an older person or letting them cut in front of you in a long supermarket line is considered good manners in the United States, but in Brazil, it’s the law. In the Continue Reading…

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