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Friday, April 11th 2014 - 08:38 UTC

Water rationing round the corner for the metropolis of Sao Paulo, admits major utility

The Cantareira reservoir is at just 12.7% of its capacity, with no rain in sight and 20 million thirsty

The metropolis of Sao Paulo may have to ration water this year if reservoir levels are not replenished, Brazil's largest water and sewage utility said, an increasing possibility as the southeast region heads into its dry season.

Tuesday, October 29th 2013 - 18:26 UTC

Night of fury in Sao Paulo: 90 detained and scores of buses and trucks torched

The night of vandalism was triggered by the police fatal shooting of a 17-year old adolescent

One person was injured and 90 detained while trucks and buses were torched in Sao Paulo late Monday in renewed violence after police fatally shot a 17-year-old boy. A police statement said some of the rioters made use of firearms during the unrest and added that one pedestrian was injured during the shooting and rushed to hospital by police.

Saturday, October 26th 2013 - 15:45 UTC

Brazil's main city again rocked by riots and vandalism over transport facilities and costs

Police clash with demonstrators who torched a bus and vandalized the terminal (Pic Reuters)

Brazilian police fired tear gas and have arrested scores of protesters in the country's main city Sao Paulo when a march demanding free public transportation for students turned violent. The protest on Friday evening blocked key city streets and disrupted the public transportation system in the city of 11 million. Police reported the arrest of at least 78 people.

Saturday, August 10th 2013 - 02:04 UTC

Corruption allegations in crucial Sao Paulo city reach Brazil’s main opposition party

Serra was twice presidential candidate and Alckim is the mayor of South America’s largest metropolis

After the mensalão case rocked Brazil’s ruling party, it seems it’s now the turn of the Social Democrats (PSDB), the main opposition party. The Attorney General’s office and the police are investigating the allegations against the PSDB and if its leaders received kickbacks from a scheme involving the maintenance of train and metro lines in Sao Paulo.

Friday, August 2nd 2013 - 03:26 UTC

Brazil's Rousseff announces billions to improve Sao Paulo transport system

“Brazilian cities cannot expect people to spend six hours of their life every day in a bus” said the president

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff moved quickly this week to improve bus services in the metropolis of Sao Paulo, where protests over a fare increase in June triggered an outburst of national discontent that battered her popularity and questioned the country’s infrastructure for two major world events in 2014 and 2016.

Thursday, June 20th 2013 - 02:16 UTC

Sao Paulo and Rio roll back bus fares but protests keep spreading to other cities

“The people have woken” seems to the protestors’ slogan.

Brazil's two biggest cities agreed to revoke an increase in public transportation fares that set off demonstrations that have grown into nationwide protests against poor public services, inflation, corruption and lavish spending in stadiums to host global events.

Tuesday, June 18th 2013 - 07:27 UTC

Protests in Brazil against profligate spending and poor services extend to major cities

Rio and Porto Alegre city halls were attacked and Congress in Brasilia occupied for a few hours

Demonstrators clashed with police in central Rio do Janeiro on Monday evening as more than 200,000 people turned out to the streets of major Brazilian cities to protest the billions of dollars spent on the Confederations Cup, higher public transport costs, corruption and poor services.

Saturday, June 15th 2013 - 04:01 UTC

Brazil bus-fares protests extend with hundreds arrested and dozens wounded

The business hub of Brazil, Sao Paulo experienced another night of violence and destruction

More than a hundred people were arrested and dozens wounded as police in Sao Paulo clashed with activists on Thursday night in the latest and most rowdy in a rising tide of protests against bus, metro and train fare increases in Brazil.

Friday, June 14th 2013 - 08:19 UTC

Countdown for 2014 World Cup takes off with simultaneous events in Rio, Sao Paulo and Brasilia

“I just hope Brazil are lucky enough to lift the trophy at home in 2014”, said O Rei Pele

The countdown to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil officially began this Wednesday 12 June. Simultaneous events in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia celebrated the unveiling of a clock marking the time remaining to the opening game of Brazil 2014.

Monday, June 3rd 2013 - 17:43 UTC

Millions turn out in Sao Paulo in support of Gay Pride Parade

“Never again we will keep quiet about it! Union and understanding in the fight against homophobia!” was this year’s slogan

Millions gathered on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil to take part in one of the largest parades in the world. According to the organizers, 3.5 million people attended the parade and the festivities that followed.

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