Monthly Archives: September 2009

Cantagalo Elevator Opens March

By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The opening of a sixty-meter elevator providing access to the Cantagalo and Pavão/Pavãozinho communities is to...

Iranian Muslim to Brazilian Baptist

By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In the streets of Rio de Janeiro, he passes for a Carioca, but he is not....

Military Games Up Rio’s Olympic Bid

By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The official presentation of the Fifth Military World Games was held last Friday September 26, in...

Violence: a Key Issue In Olympics Bid

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - It has been a week of extraordinary theater in the run-up to the naming of the...

Macaé, Oil Rush Boomtown

By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - With an economy that grew 600 percent in the last ten years – a boom greater than China's...

Samba School Season Is Open

By Bruno de Nicola RIO DE JANEIRO - Samba school season is officially open. As the schools start preparing for their big week in February...

Marc Chagall at Belas Artes

By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's francophone year continues to bring top cultural programs to the Marvelous City. The work of one...

Favela Mountain Bike Race

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Filip Polc of Slovakia was the winner in a historic mountain bike race this weekend in...

Maria Rita in Lapa

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Despite the fact that Maria Rita is the daughter of Elis Regina, one of Brazil’s greatest...

Fluminense Close the Gap

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – A long-overdue win for Fluminense against Avaí on Sunday at the Maracanã closed the gap at...
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