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News highlights – July 4 2017

News highlights – July 4 2017

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for July 4 2017 Brazil apps track gunfire as Rio de Janeiro violence spikes RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Gun violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro, with the sound of firefights echoing daily across Brazil’s seaside city as drug gangs battle each other and police officers patrolling slums. Read more… […]

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Brazilian carrier Oi files for bankruptcy, rivals swoop in

Brazilian carrier Oi files for bankruptcy, rivals swoop in

Written by on June 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA faces long odds in trying to reorganize under the country’s complex bankruptcy law, offering rivals a chance to bolster their market dominance while leaving hopes for consolidation in the $45 billion industry on hold for now. Brazil’s largest ever bankruptcy filing at 65.4 billion reais ($19.4 […]

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WhatsApp back up in Brazil but for how long?

WhatsApp back up in Brazil but for how long?

Written by on May 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging service resumed in Brazil on Tuesday after an appeals court overturned a suspension and many of the application’s 100 million users in the country voiced outrage. WhatsApp was cut off in Brazil at 2 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Monday after a judge in the remote […]

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Brazil minister prescribes technology shock for ailing economy

Brazil minister prescribes technology shock for ailing economy

Written by on April 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government plans over time to remove tariffs on high-end capital goods in a bid to boost productivity and breathe life into its flailing economy, an adviser to President Dilma Rousseff told Reuters. Strategic Affairs Minister Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a Harvard philosophy professor tasked by Rousseff with laying out a new development […]

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