Monthly Archives: January 2013

The gongola (teleférico) in Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Favelas in Rio are Drawing More Tourists

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roughly half the tourists that travel to Rio de Janeiro plan on visiting one...

Deadly Fire May Bring Regulation Change

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire that claimed the lives of 235 people in a nightclub in Santa...

Fewer Foreign Tourists in Rio for Carnival

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Continued financial turmoil in Europe is likely to diminish numbers of foreign visitors to Rio during...
G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Grande Rio

Grande Rio Samba School: Carnival 2013

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Established in 1988, G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Grande Rio is one of the younger samba schools...

Bid to Recruit 2014 World Cup Volunteers

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government last week launched an audacious bid to find 50,000 volunteers to...
Imperatriz Leopoldinense

Imperatriz Samba School: Carnival 2013

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, February 11th, G.R.E.S. Imperatriz Leopoldinense will enter the Sambódromo as the second to...
Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear to Perform at Circo Voador

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, February 5th, Grizzly Bear will bring their experimental and at times genre defying...
A close up of one of the Carnival designs, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News.

Celebrate Carnival With Gilson Martins

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Esteemed designer Gilson Martins, responsible for an eye-catching and chic collection of bags, purses...
Tony Kemenesi at a wine tasting event, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, News.

Finding Fine Wines in Rio and Brazil

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Wine is one of the oldest and most popular things to drink in the...
Another hot beach weekend in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Discover the Best Beach Barracas in Rio

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The beaches of Rio are a huge draw to the Cidade Maravilhosa, and although not...
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