Uber expands in Brazil

Angelica Mari, ZDNet, 11/10/2015 

Car sharing app Uber continues to expand its operations in Brazil and will launch in another capital next month – even though is it not necessarily welcome.

The startup will commence operations in Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil, but city Mayor José Fortunati has told local paper Zero Hora that the app will not be considered legal in the city if it is not regulated.

Fortunati said he has not been approached by Uber yet and added that companies “cannot fail to comply with the law because new technologies are coming up” and that his office will not allow the company to “simply operate without a democratic debate and regulation.”

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