- Eviction of Squatters Ends in Confrontation and Looting at Downtown São Paulo
The reintegration of ownership from a building on São João Avenue, in downtown São Paulo, ended in clashes between squatters and police shock troops, store looting and vandalism, paralyzing some areas for more than 12 hours, on Tuesday (16).
Published on 09/17/2014 - 09h01
- USP Is the Best Brazilian University, Folha University Ranking Shows
Despite undergoing a severe financial crisis, USP is the star of the third edition of RUF (Folha University Ranking), the broadest evaluation of the quality of the country's college institutions.
Published on 09/08/2014 - 09h21
- Stricken USP Considering Program of Voluntary Redundancies
In a renewed attempt to address one of its most serious financial crises to date, the University of São Paulo (USP) is considering the implementation of a program of voluntary redundancies, as well as incentives for teachers that manage to reduce their working hours.
Published on 08/14/2014 - 10h10
- 2.1 Million People in São Paulo Live Under Water Rationing
The state of São Paulo is currently suffering its worst water crisis in decades. More than two million people are currently under water rationing - this is equal to one in twenty in Brazil's most populous state.
Published on 08/11/2014 - 10h55
- Despite the Largest Reserves of Fresh Water on the Planet, Brazil Is Undergoing a Water Crisis
'Why, Nature, waste thy wonders on such men?' asked Lord Byron, in the guise of his protagonist Childe Harold, when he visited Portugal in 1812. Joaquim Bonifácio expressed similar sentiments the year of Brazil's independence: 'Nature has done everything in our favor; we, however, have done little or nothing in hers.'
Published on 08/05/2014 - 10h00
- Items Found with Arrested Activists Are Not Explosives, Report Says
The items found with arrested demonstrators last June 23 during a protest against the World Cup were not explosives, technical reports say. Arrested for being accused of leading violent protests, the activists are defendants being processed for conspiracy, possession of explosives and incitement of crime, among other offenses.
Published on 08/05/2014 - 09h03
- Number of Complaints against Brazilians who "Take Off" with Kids Grows
He accuses his ex-wife of going to Brazil on holiday and never bringing their kids back to Argentina, where the family lived. She maintains that the father abandoned the kids in Rio when he went back to Buenos Aires alone. He says he cries every time he thinks of how much time he's been away from his children. She gets angry and threatens to sue anyone who publishes details of this story.
Published on 08/04/2014 - 08h04
- Santa Casa Agrees to Audit and Reopens with Government Help
A day after closing its accident and emergency unit due to lack of resources, the Santa Casa Hospital of São Paulo accepted an offer of financial assistance from the state and will resume its normal services.
Published on 07/24/2014 - 10h05
- São Paulo's Oldest Hospital Suspends Accident and Emergency Services
The Santa Casa de Misericódia de São Paulo, the biggest philanthropic hospital in Latin America, closed its accident and emergency unit late on Tuesday (22) afternoon.
Published on 07/23/2014 - 10h23
- Two Bosses of the Criminal Organization PCC Control São Paulo Drug Trade from Abroad
An investigation by São Paulo's Civil Police has revealed that two bosses of the criminal organization known as the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital, in English, First Command of the Capital) control the São Paulo drug trade from abroad.
Published on 07/17/2014 - 09h03