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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09 May 2015 --- Elevated view of coastline and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil --- Image by © Aziz Ary Neto/Corbis

I went to Brazil, even though everyone told me not to because of Zika

Post on February 23, 2016, 3:27 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

I was sitting in a taxi heading back to my hotel in Copacabana after a day touring the streets of Rio de Janeiro, when an ad came on the radio and I heard the words “Zika” and “mosquito” a few times. The cab driver chuckled lightly to himself and looked back at me in the Continue Reading…

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Citigroup Saying ‘Adios’ to Retail Banking in LatAm

Post on February 22, 2016, 1:48 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Citigroup Inc., the bank that gets more revenue from outside its home market than any of its U.S. competitors, plans to sell retail-banking and credit-card operations in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. The businesses will be moved into the Citi Holdings unit, which houses the company’s unwanted assets, effective this quarter, the New York-based company said Continue Reading…

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Shell Oil Not Afraid of Brazil

Post on February 19, 2016, 1:17 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of their $52-billion takeover of BG Group going into effect last month, Shell appears poised to make big moves in Brazil. Already the second largest oil and gas producer in Brazil, Shell has set its sights even higher. The only thing that stands in its way is state-owned Petrobras. Ben van Continue Reading…

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