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In Brazil on July 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Both neighborhood locals and the staff of the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) are keenly awaiting the cultural institution’s move to Copacabana, but construction setbacks and rising project costs have delayed the relocation (The Rio Times).

BRAZIL WEEKLY’S BRAZIL’S NEXT 10 HOTTEST BUSINESS CITIES

No doubt the biggest and most important business centres of Brazil are the megacities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and do not forget most other state capitals like Belo Horizonte, Salvador da Bahia, Recife, Fortaleza, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.  But Brazil is big and there are plenty of other fast developing cities, not being state capitals. So for a minute forget Sao Paulo, Rio and those other 2014 World Cup host cities and check out Brazil Weekly’s Brazil’s Next 10 Hottest Business Cities.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM

BHG, Brazil Hospitality Group, maintains its expansion pace and announces two new Tulip Inn hotels. According to its strategy of investing in cities with strong demand and potential for tourism business growth, BHG has announced the development of hotels in Itaboraí (RJ) and Sete Lagoas (MG) (BW).

The day when Brazilians can travel to the U.S. without a visa may be getting closer. Brazil and the United States agreed to set up a working group to study visa waivers (Miami Herald).

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RIO

The Rio de Janeiro’s Olympics in four years will be modeled on London 2012 more than Beijing but will not really resemble either, the man whose brief includes steering one of the most crucial phases of Brazil’s development, said (Reuters).

An attack by suspected gang members in the Complexo do Alemão favela community in Zona Norte (North Zone) resulted in the death of a police officer, the first to be killed in a pacified favela. Officer Fabiana Aparecida de Souza, age 30, at the Nova Brasília UPP (Police Pacification Unit) was fatally shot during a firefight Monday, July 23rd (The Rio Times).

The number of burglaries and vehicle thefts in Rio de Janeiro has risen dramatically in the first half of 2012, with car thefts up 27.4 percent and residential burglaries witnessing an increase of 21.6 percent for the six-month period (The Rio Times).

Eduardo Paes appears to be heading for re-election as Rio Mayor after an opinion poll gave him a 54-percent share of the vote. The Datafolha poll, commissioned by Folha de São Paulo newspaper and TV Globo, asked 927 people how they intended to vote in the upcoming municipal elections in October (The Rio Times).

SAO PAULO

Murders and robberies are soaring in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city and financial capital, in a crime wave that could further hurt the local economy and have national political implications. Sao Paulo had 622 homicides in the first six months of the year, a 21 percent increase over the same period of 2011, according to government data released this week. Armed robberies grew 8 percent, and are now occurring at the rate of 319 a day in the city of more than 11 million people (Reuters).

The President of Investe São Paulo -the gateway for companies that intend to settle their operations in the Brazilian state- referred to the ongoing foreign investment boom in the neighbouring country is due in part to the “lack of both legal and economic security that Argentina and its government have” (MercoPress).

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