Monthly Archives: January 2012

Police and firefighters protest outside Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Police Threaten Strike Before Carnival

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters)...
Rescuers at the Rio building collapse, Brazil News

Rio Responds to Building Collapses

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s booming construction industry has been given a fearsome wake-up call after the collapse...
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Vale Leads Brazil’s Mining Industry

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vale is the world's largest producer of iron ore, and the second largest mining company...
Beija-Flor in the Carnival 2011 parade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Beija-Flor Samba School: Carnival 2012

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long anticipated parade of Last year’s Carnival champions, G.R.E.S Beija-Flor will take place in...

Flu and Vasco Lead Way in Carioca

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense and Vasco remain the only two sides with 100 percent record after the...
The 2012 NFL Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday in Rio at 9:30 PM, Brazil News

Watching Super Bowl XLVI in Rio

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sunday, February 5th, NFL Football fans will witness one of the biggest sporting events...
Social networking sites ranked by popularity in Brazil: Facebook, Orkut, Windows Live, Twitter and Google+

Facebook Overtakes Orkut in Brazil

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Facebook has overtaken Orkut as Brazil's most visited social networking site, according to analytics...
Bloco da Camisinha at the Carnival in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil News

Carnival 2012 in Salvador, Brazil

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL - Carnival in Salvador, the capital city of the northeastern state of Bahia is regarded by many enthusiasts...
The churrascaria is a style of barbeque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Culinary Adventures in Rio de Janeiro

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Traveling in the Cidade Maravilhosa offers sensory overload in several areas, visually stunning beaches...
The Metro stop at Praça General Osorio, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Revival of Praça General Osorio

By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the last several years, the well-traveled square Praça General Osorio in Rio's famous...
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