With six years of operation in Brazil, Azul, entrepreneur David Neeleman, will offer international flights between Sao Paulo and the United States starting next year. To meet these routes, the company invests $ 2 billion in 11 Airbus aircraft.
A military officer was already arrested accused of having sexual relations with the “Maria UPP” during work hours. UPPs mean Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, something like Pacifying Police Units that were created on Brazilian favelas to get rid of the drug dealers at the slums. The woman is known to the corporation for visiting the pacified communities during the night to have sex with police officers, as the report published in newspaper Meia Hora last Sunday.
The strike of the Military Police made the people in Bahia anticipate the routine of empty streets of the holidays. On Wednesday, colleges and schools suspended classes, shops and shopping centers were closed and buses were collected at garages in the late afternoon. Rumors of mass muggings and stores getting looted were also recorded, with 34 people getting arrested.
We could not fail to mention the story of Mikkel Jensen, the Danish journalist who wanted to cover the World Cup in Brazil, the “country of the football(soccer)” and now his story is all over Brazilian newspapers and social media. He prepared himself well: he studied Portuguese, researched the country and came here in September 2013 with the mission of besides showing the beautiful side, getting to knowing the poor side of the country that will host the World Cup.
The long queues that formed outside the Forever 21 department store at its recent opening in Brazil show the problem: brazilian want to pay cheaper for their products. It is unclear if the very attractive prices that the retailer is doing in the Brazilian market will sustain themselves, but the arrival of the brand gave rise to a dispute. Why do brazilians pay so much for clothes and other items?
The weekend was a lot of work for Andressa Soares, or Mulher Melancia (Watermelon Woman) as she is most known. The funk signer shot a video for her new song, “Bumbum que hipnotiza”(Mesmerizing Butt) at a garage shop in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
The website that inspired this blog is turning 10 years old! Congratulations to Thelocal.se for inspiring The Locals of Brazil back in 2007. It was Thelocal.se the website that inspired Max and Tanya to name this blog about Brazil. The idea to write about Brazil in english for foreign readers and tourists took off real quick, and the idea for the title came indeed from Thelocal.se. The Locals of Brazil never had the intention of being as successful or as big as The Local Europe(now a franchise of European news websites in English) but instead be more of a blog about Brazilian way of life, economy, real estate and the most interesting facts to all europeans(mostly) that were going to Brazil to invest or at tourism at the time.
With less than two months before the opening of the World Cup, the state government of Rio de Janeiro is racing against time to ensure greater mobility to thousands of athletes and tourists who will come to Rio de Janeiro. But the proposal to connect by ferries, the Tom Jobim International Airport (Galeão), on Ilha do Governador, to downtown Rio is in reality an improvisation act. The measure would create an alternative route for those arriving or leaving the airport. Today access is basically done by the Linha Vermelha, a highly congested and dangerous road with constant robberies.
An unexpected problem will delay the lives of thousands of foreign tourists traveling by cruise ship in Brazil during the World Cup. There are about 3,500 fans, mostly Mexicans who purchased a travel package for cruise departures between the host cities and who will watch the game in Natal – RN.