Natalia Scalzaretto

Sao Paulo rideshare rules draw ire of apps, rental agencies

Jul 20 2017

SAO PAULO New rules restricting drivers of out-of-town vehicles from working with ride-hailing services in São Paulo came under fire from technology and rental car executives on Thursday, who threatened to legally challenge the decision in Brazil's biggest city.

Google Earth to let users post stories, photos in coming years

Jul 11 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Alphabet Inc wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil's Lula says charges aimed at wrecking his political career

Sep 15 2016

SAO PAULO Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday dismissed corruption charges against him as a fabrication and said he was being framed to stop him from running for the presidency in two years time.

Facebook CEO urges Brazilians to decry WhatsApp block

May 03 2016

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Brazilians to demand his company's WhatsApp messaging service never be blocked again after an appeals court on Tuesday overturned the application's second suspension in five months.

World News

Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia defended its scrapping of a deal for French submarines on Sunday, saying the government had raised concerns to Paris for months, as a new deal with the United States and Britain continued to fuel a multinational diplomatic crisis.