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In Rio, Olympics will inspect for water to help prevent Zika

Post on January 27, 2016, 2:33 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

To guard against a virus linked to birth abnormalities, Brazil’s Olympic and Paralympic venues will be inspected daily during the 2016 Games in Rio Janeiro, games spokesman Phil Wilkinson said Sunday. Inspectors will be looking for any stagnant water where mosquitoes could thrive, he said. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease that has raged in Continue Reading…

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Brazil waives visa requirement during Olympic period

Post on January 22, 2016, 4:38 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazil’s lower house voted Thursday to grant a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff. The move benefits Americans, Canadians, Japanese, Chinese Continue Reading…

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Petrobras Negotiating Over Its Scandal

Post on January 14, 2016, 3:57 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The Brazilian comptroller general’s office is negotiating leniency deals with 10 companies implicated in the Petrobras corruption scandal and expects them to be concluded within the next six months, its acting director said on Thursday. Carlos Higino, who took over last month, said agreements expected last year had been delayed by developments, including new criminal Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Rio for the Olympics, Doable!

Post on January 7, 2016, 3:18 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Traveling to Brazil is going to get easier this summer, thanks to the Olympics. Brazilian officials are lifting the visa requirements for tourists from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan from June 1 to Sept. 18, 2016. Instead of having to pre-apply and fork over $160, tourists will be able to enter the country and Continue Reading…

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Brazil’s Azul Airline Coming Home to U.S., Sort of

Brazil’s Azul Airline Coming Home to U.S., Sort of

Post on July 24, 2014, 2:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 42 Comments

JetBlue, as it’s known in the States, could soon be “kissing its cousin” at the Fort Lauderdale Airport.  FLL is contemplating getting closer to Brazil’s third-largest air carrier, Azul, a “cousin” of JetBlue, could be flying into FLL before the end of the year.  Of course, the crowd in Pompano are beside themselves in anticipation. Continue Reading…

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Miami ‘Condo King’ Jorge Perez Moves Into São Paulo Brazil

Miami ‘Condo King’ Jorge Perez Moves Into São Paulo Brazil

Post on May 18, 2014, 2:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

Turns out, Jorge Perez wants to condo the world, not just Brickell.  And Brazilians, who can’t seem to get enough of Brickell Condos, are his next pursuit.  Late last year, Perez, the chief executive of the Related Group in Florida and long known as Miami’s “condo king,” launched sales at his first-ever condo project in Continue Reading…

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