Monthly Archives: July 2013

Protests Over Missing Rocinha Resident

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests and accusations of police responsibility have followed the disappearance of a Rocinha resident. Amarildo...
Human development indexes in Brazil

Brazil Human Development Up 50 Percent

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI) rose nearly fifty percent in twenty years, the Brazil 2013...

Vale, Petrobras Shed Assets for Cash

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – State-controlled oil firm Petrobras and mining giant Vale, two of Brazil’s largest companies, have...
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CCBB Presents Race Films Collection

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning today (Wednesday, July 31st) and running through August 19th, Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco...
Oil Platform P51

Strike Hits Campos Basin Oil Platforms

By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Oil workers in the Campos Basin held a 24-hour strike on July 25th to protest...

Clarence Seedorf, Botafogo’s Estrangeiro

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There are several veterans currently lighting up the 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro. Diego Forlán at Internacional,...
The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire Debuts in Rio, August 2nd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year Australian band The Cat Empire will debut their upbeat and genre-defying music...

Zona Norte Sees Real Estate Rising

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Real estate in Rio has become infamous for its high prices in recent years, continually...

Finding Contractors and Handymen in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Most apartments in Rio date from the 1950s and 1960s, and so when moving in...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil news

Windsor Miramar Reopens in Copacabana

By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of Rio’s premier hotel associations, the Windsor Group, reopened their luxury Copacabana hotel last...
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