Monthly Archives: July 2011

Th pharmacy chain owned by former councilman Odenir Cardoso Moreira, known as "Quincas" accused of fraud, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Scandals Taint Progress in Região Serrana

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further...

Passos Steps Up as New Transport Minister

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this month, Brazil’s former transport minister, Alfredo Nascimento, resigned following an article...

Vasco Reach G-4 in Brasileiro

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco climbed into the top four in the Série A after two wins in...

Rio Mourns British Singer Amy Winehouse

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on Saturday, July...
Vendors display an array of fruits and vegetables Saturday at the food and produce fair on Rua Lopes Trovão in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Navigating Niterói’s Street Markets

By Sarah Bultema Freeman, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Life in Rio de Janeiro may seem like nonstop action, which can leave even...
Petrobras building in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Petrobras Unveils US$224.7B Investment Plan

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Late last week Petrobras announced a long-awaited five-year investment plan of US$224.7 billion for...
Dancers and musicians perform in the 'Centro Historico,' photo by Rob Sawers.

Visiting São Luís for Bumba-meu-boi

By Rob Sawers, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reminiscent of Rio’s world famous Carnival with wild street parties, elaborate costumes, and loud parades...
Morro da Favela by André Diniz and Mauricio Hora, published by Barba Negra R$39,90 ISBN 978-85-8044-095-0

Illustrated Book of Photographer’s Favela Life

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - He bought his first compact camera when he was thirteen. “I didn't even have...
High-rise apartment buildings line the beachfront in Copacabana, photo by Hank LeClair, courtesy of Creative Commons

What You Can Rent in Rio for R$3,500

By Rob Sawers, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last year we published a series of articles on apartment rental options at various price...

Rio Rugby Club Makes Moves

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio Rugby Club, which made it to the finals of the Rio de Janeiro...
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