Monthly Archives: February 2011

Flamengo vs Boavista in Finals

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo will meet Boavista in the final of the Taça Guanabara after two penalty shoot-outs...

PAC Progress in São Paulo

By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The initial growth acceleration program, or PAC, planned for 2007 to 2010, earmarked investments of R$504...

Carnival 2011 – Porto da Pedra

By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival is coming and technical rehearsals at the Sambódromo are attracting more and more crowds....

Ronaldo, the Fenomeno Retires

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian international striker Ronaldo Fenomeno Nazario retired from all forms of football (soccer) last week...

Shell, Cosan in US$12b Biofuels Deal

By Tim Anderson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell and their Brazilian partner Cosan have agreed the name of...

Rio Carnival Bloco Time

By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Blocos are the street parades that take place in all of Rio's neighborhoods and commence...

Troops Rotate in Zona Norte Favelas

By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Complexo do Alemão at the Zona Norte (North zone) is under new command,...

Lucas Santtana at Sonoridades Festival

By Russell Slater, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During February the Sonoridades festival at the Oi Futuro theater in Ipanema decided to invite...

Subletting with Rio Apartment Rental

By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Whatever the reason - lower cost, nicer location, authentic experience, complete kitchen – renting...

Escaping Carnival

By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival may well be Brazil’s most famous celebration, and the place the rest of the...
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