Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bruna da Silva Ribeiro was killed in a BOPE operation in a Rio favela, July 2012, photo Divulgação.

Protests After Girl Dies in Favela Operation

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An eleven-year-old girl was killed last week in a police operation targeting drug traffickers...
Director of Politics and Strategy at the CNI, José Augusto Coelho Fernandes, photo by CNI/José Luís da Conceição

Long-term Optimism for Brazil Economy

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to economists, political experts and business figures, the current blip in the Brazil’s...
Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Hugo Chávez in Brasília to formalize Venezuela’s entrance to Mercosur, Brazil News

Chavez in Brazil to Officially Join Mercosur

By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Hugo Chávez met with the leaders of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in Brasília Tuesday to formalize...

Seedorf Earns First Brasileirão Victory

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Clarence Seedorf, the Dutch former-AC Milan star who signed a two-year contract with Botafogo...

Avesso do Avesso at Galeria Movimento

By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow evening, Thursday, August 2nd, a handful of art galleries within Shopping Cassino...
São Pedro fish market

São Pedro: the Fish Market in Niterói

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Facing its more famous partner across the Guanabara Bay, the city of Niterói hosts a...
A 2008 performance at the Rio International Cello Encounter, photo by RioCello.com.

18th Rio International Cello Encounter

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Boasting some of the biggest names and talents in classical and instrumental music, the...
Smith’s fifth street photography book, titled Favela da Rocinha, Brazil

A Photo Book of Favela da Rocinha

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2011, U.S. street photographer Gary Mark, Smith accompanied by photo journalist Sarah Stern,...
Christ the Redeemer monument

GringoLocal Start-up Targets Tourists

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new Brazilian start-up company, GringoLocal, will plunge into the competitive 'deals' market in...

Niterói: A Different Kind of Marvelous

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Growing businesses, beautiful beaches and affordable housing have many home-buyers taking a closer look at...
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