Most of Brazil's oil revenues benefit Rio, São Paulo, and Espirito Santo states. But now the Supreme Court will determine if a Congressional vote to spread oil royalties into other states will stand.
Taxpayers, activists, and politicians see this outrageous tally of fossil fuel subsidies and get angry at the oil company — but in Petrobras' case, Rapier writes, it's the oil company footing the bill.
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes swept yesterday's municipal election. But some say his opponent could play a watchdog role as Rio prepares for the World Cup and Olympics.