Rio de Janeiro mayor bans Uber, open to debating regulation


The mayor of Rio de Janeiro said on Tuesday he would ban the use of ride-hailing app Uber in the city, but left the door open to possible regulation of the service in the future. The decision comes as major cities across Brazil struggle to come to grips with the app and the impact it is having on local taxi drivers. Mayor Eduardo Paes had until Tuesday to sign a law passed by the city council last month.

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