Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Sustaining Eco Focus for New Years: Daily

By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Copacabana New Year's Eve party, Réveillon, is promoting the theme of sustainability, in part...
Operação Lei Seca (Prohibition or Dry Law) is not only on roadways this year, but on the water as well, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Drunk Driving Laws on Land and Sea: Daily

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city's Operação Lei Seca (Operation Prohibition or Dry Law) is being enforced both on...
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New Years with 10% More Police: Daily

By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The authorities announced that the police force for Ano Novo (New Year's Eve) - known...
Children’s Symphony Orchestra performs in Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Santa Marta, Three Years of Pacification

By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week marked the three year anniversary of the pacification of Dona Marta, sometimes called...
One of the largest fireworks shows in the world will light up the 4km of Copacabana Beach for 22 minutes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

New Years Réveillon 2012 in Copacabana

By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Perhaps the largest New Year's Eve party in the world is set to ring in...

Rio’s 10 Most Interesting Gringos of 2011

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the third year running The Rio Times looks back on twelve months of news...

US Opens Market for Brazilian Ethanol

By Sam Cowie, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the world’s second largest ethanol producer (after the U.S.), Brazil slipped into a rather...
Modec's platform-ship, Cidade de São Paulo was fined R$16.6 billion for an oil spill in Ilha Grande Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Modec Fined R$16.6M for Ilha Grande Oil Spill

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Japanese company Modec, which provides services to the oil industry, was fined R$16.6 million...
The UOP arrived in Ipanema December 5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

UOP Shock and Order in Ipanema

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Choque de Ordem (Shock and Order) was created in 2009 in the city of Rio...
Imperatriz's is renowned for its fantasy style designs, as seen at Carnival 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News

Imperatriz Samba School: Carnival 2012

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. Imperatriz Leopoldinense represents the suburb of Ramos in the state of Rio de Janeiro,...
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