Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bahia governor Jaques Wagner and former Petrobras president José Sérgio Gabrielli at the launch of a Petrobras cultural program in 2010, photo Manu Dias, AGECOM/ Flickr Creative Commons License.

Petrobrás Donations to Bahia Scrutinized

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobrás, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, is suspected of inadvertently funding a political campaign of the...
Carnival 2012 Champions Unidos da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Carnival 2012 Champions Parade

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a tough decision by the team of Carnival judges, Unidos da Tijuca was announced...
The Comandante Ferraz (EACF) base ablaze on Saturday, Brazil News

Fire at Brazil EACF Antarctica Base

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire broke out at Brazil’s Antarctic research station, Comandante Ferraz (EACF),...

Flu Beat Vasco to Win Taça Guanabara

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A brace from Fred helped Fluminense to a comfortable 3-1 win over Vasco da...
The Santa Teresa bonde before being shut down, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Questions in Santa Teresa Bonde Plan

By Luke Milner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The announcement made by the state government’s Chief Secretary of Staff, Regis Fichtner, that the...

Rio Content Market in the Spotlight

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Content Market, the largest event for TV, web and mobile production in Latin...
Ipanema's monthly Gringo Group Therapy Happy Hour will partner with Meetup this Friday, March 2nd, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Meetup and Gringo Cafe Happy Hour

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After catching a collective breath following Rio's Carnival escapades, expatriates and Carioca friends will be...
Repsol Sinopec Sovex Rig in the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil

Repsol, Statoil in Brazil Oil Discovery

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Norwegian oil company Statoil, in conjunction with operator Repsol Sinopec and...
The legendary Lapa venue Circo Voador completely packed, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

The Best Music Venues in Lapa

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When it comes to music in Rio, there is one place always on the tip...

Favela Tourism Off the Ground in Alemão

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Most guide books will say no trip to Rio is complete without a ride on...
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