News from Brazil

Regional & Travel

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2010 at 11:45 am


The Village Ritz residential tower for Belem

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Brazil’s Senate has approved a bill that would divide billions of dollars in oil royalties equally among the country’s states, threatening the country’s largest oil producing state, Rio de Janeiro, with the loss of up to $4 billion in revenue (New York Times).

Proper policing, better government and a stronger economy are starting to make a difference in the more violent and squalid districts of Brazil’s former capital (The Economist).


Chapada Diamantina Park sits in the center of Bahia State and gives visitors the chance to hike through a truly unique landscape. The green mesas that rise out of the earth are enough to stop the visitor in their tracks but closer inspection reveals numerous caves and waterfalls to also be explored (The Rio Times).



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