Monthly Archives: November 2011

Prisons Minister Augusto Rossini, photo by Elza Fiúza/ABr.

Prison Contracts Cut Despite Overcrowding

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Justice Department is terminating 29 contracts signed to build desperately needed prisons that...
The Gringo Café will host this month's Gringo Group Therapy with AmSoc Rio Happy Hour, Rio de Janeio, Brazil News

Happy Hour and Financial Planning Advice

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Friday, December 2nd, the Gringo Café in Ipanema will once again play host to...

Brazil Reacts to Chevron Oil Leak

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American oil giant Chevron was banned from offshore drilling in Brazilian waters on November 23rd....

Amendments to Forestry Code Move Forward

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Senate’s Environmental Commission concluded voting on the new Brazilian Forestry...

Vasco Stay in Reach of 2011 Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An injury-time winner for Vasco against Fluminense in Sunday's classico gave the Sao Januario...
Port of Santos in São Paulo, Brazil News

The São Paulo State Oil Industry

By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With an oil leak off the Brazilian coast and tense negotiations over state oil royalties, the...

Study in Brazil Accredits BridgeBrazil

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BridgeBrazil, a leading school teaching Portuguese language to foreigners, has been awarded...
Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai in Melbourne

Cirque du Soleil, Varekai, Arrives in Rio

By Lauren Vita Sgarlato, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The show that seems like an amazing dream of circus acts and acrobatics, Cirque...
G.R.E.S Portela Samba School, image recreation.

Portela Samba School: Carnival 2012

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Founded in 1923, G.R.E.S Portela is regarded as the oldest and most traditional samba school...
The largest favela community in Rio, Rocinha.

Living in Rocinha: Post Pacification

By Ashley Cantor, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An address in Rio's favelas has been a badge of honor for those gringos with...
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