Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bus stops were deserted as eighty percent of the fleet were rendered out of action due to the strikes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Bus Strike in Rio State Continues: Daily

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bus strike in the State of Rio, which has taken thousands of buses off the...

Coup Commemoration Ends in Chaos: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A commemoration by the military of Brazil’s 1964 military coup ended in...
Vanderlan Barros de Oliveira, known as ‘Feijao’, was president of the Rocinha residents association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Community Leader Killed in Rocinha: Daily

By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 41 year-old community leader from Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio was killed on...

Chevron Reacts to Criminal Charges in Brazil

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Chevron has said they “will vigorously defend the company and its employees” against criminal charges...
New Minister of Sport, Aldo Rebel, the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo breads, after meeting with President Dilma Rousseff, Rio de Janeiro, Brail News

Transport Funds Secured for Rio 2016

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Federal Government announced funding of R$1.63 billion (around US$1...

Vasco Held in Taça Rio Round Five

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco da Gama was held to a 1-1 draw by minnows Resende on Sunday,...

Police Forces Increased in Rocinha

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a week of increased violence and confrontation between suspected drug trafficking gangs, Rocinha has...

Joe Cocker Returns to Rio, April 1, 2012

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Few living rock and blues singers have a repertoire as diverse as English howler...

Manaus Sustainability Forum Pushes for Goals

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last weekend, the Tropical Hotel in the Amazonian capital Manaus hosted the...
Street art inspired by the environment, MUDA in Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Coletivo MUDA, New Street Art in Rio

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architect responsible for some of Barcelona’s most stunning landmarks, most...
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