Tag: Sao Pablo

Sao Pablo
Monday, October 6th 2014 - 07:51 UTC

Sao Paulo state, Brazil's largest electoral district delivers solid win for Neves party

Governor Alckim won his fourth mandate as governor, and condemned Rousseff's party to a distant third

The social-democrat (PSDB) governor from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest electoral district, Geraldo Alckim was re-elected on Sunday with 57,7% of ballots, which ensures a strong spring board for the presidential runoff between president Dilma Rousseff and her PSDB challenger on 26 October, Aecio Neves.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 15:18 UTC

Sao Paulo faces water rationing; in 100 days the system could run dry

The key Cantareira water system, which provides water to some 9 million of the 20 million people metropolitan Sao Paulo city, has less than 16% of its capacity

Federal prosecutors have asked the government of Sao Paulo to present water rationing plans for Brazil's most populous state to prevent the collapse of its main reservoir. If such plans are not presented in 10 days, the prosecutor's office said on its website it may ask courts to force rationing.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

UK minister arrives in Brazil to cheer for England and promote business and tourism

As the Equalities minister, Ms Grant will see some of Brazil's sport social inclusion programs that are making 'such a difference to people’s lives'

UK Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities Helen Grant arrives in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to cheer for the English team in the World Cup, and to share experience and promote the values and policies that transform social reality.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

Relief: Sao Paulo subway workers reach a tentative deal and suspend the strike

The deal hinges on retaking striking workers that had been sacked earlier in the week

Subway workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 00:47 UTC

UK Minister Simmonds to visit Miami and Sao Paulo to support the English team

Simmonds concerned with the safety and security of those travelling to the tournament in Brazil

UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds is scheduled to visit Sao Paulo and Miami to promote the travel safety 'Be On The Ball' campaign, preparing fans for the World Cup and to support the English team.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 00:15 UTC

FBI helps train Sao Paulo police officers in crowd control strategies and use of force

Governor Alckmin satisfied with the FBI training ahead of the World Cup

Fifty police officers from the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo were recently trained in crowd control strategies, the use of force, and more by the FBI. The upcoming FIFA World Cup was the driving force behind organizing the five-day workshop. Other topics addressed include decision making, interacting with media, and use of intelligence in identifying acts of vandalism.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 23:59 UTC

Strikes and protests in chaotic Sao Paulo move to the suburbs

Suburban bus drivers are demanding a similar salary increase to their city counterparts

Brazil faced new protests and strikes Friday as bus drivers continued their walkout in Sao Paulo's suburbs and Rio de Janeiro braced for demonstrations 20 days from the World Cup.

Friday, May 16th 2014 - 06:45 UTC

Day of marches and protests in Brazil; the Army was sent to impose order in Recife

Avenues in Sao Paulo were blocked while demonstrators chanted “The Cup without the people, all to the streets again”

Road blocks and marches hit Brazilian cities on Thursday as disparate groups criticized spending on the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and sought to revive a call for better public services that swept the country last June.

Friday, May 9th 2014 - 07:35 UTC

Chaos in Sao Paulo and Rio, as protestors take to the streets 35 days ahead of the Cup

Landless and homeless march in Sao Paulo

Two of Brazil's major cities which will be hosting matches of the World Cup in 35 days time, were in chaos on Thursday because of protests from the Landless Peasants and Homeless Workers in Sao Paulo and a bus drivers' strike in Rio do Janeiro.

Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Sao Paulo offers 22.000 dollars rewards to whoever turns in data on criminals

Squatters have moved to an abandoned piece of land four kilometers away from the Corinthians Arena

With just over a month left for the 2014 World Cup kick off in Brazil, the governor of the state of Sao Paulo launched the Regional Reward program which will pay 55.000 Reales (approximately 22.000 dollars) to anyone providing useful information to help to solve crimes and track perpetrators.

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