Monthly Archives: December 2013

Residents are set to receive property titles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Estimated 23 Percent of Rio Favela Homes to be Legalized

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 'irregular' communities of favelas in and around the city are home to approximately 22...
Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

IOF Tax on Pre-Paid Debit Cards Up to 6.38% for Brazilians

By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Brazil making purchases abroad using travelers' checks and pre-paid debit cards have been...
Pope Francis in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Rio’s 10 Most Interesting Gringos of 2013

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It is time again to look back over the year and review some of the...

Vasco da Gama’s 2014 Season Outlook

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco da Gama, one of Rio's 'big four' clubs, have started a mass exodus prior...

A Guide to Eating on Rio’s Beaches

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Along Rio's beaches, sunbathers and wave riders needn't worry about straying far from the...
Surfing, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Finding Surf Lessons in Rio de Janeiro

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who is enamored with surfing will certainly have a warm welcome in...
Sei Shiroma brings Ferro e Farinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Sei Shiroma Brings His Pizza Truck to Rio

By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sei Shiroma may not look like your typical Neapolitan pizzaiolo, yet the New York expatriate...
Ganso Galvão Tatoo Artist

Tattoo Week Rio 2014 Returns January 3rd-5th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Helping to welcome in the new year Tattoo Week returns to Rio this weekend...
New suspension bridge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

New Suspension Bridge Opens along BRT in Rio

By Joanna Hansford, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new suspension bridge, the "Ponte estaiada da Barra da Tijuca" was opened to the...

Summer Guide to Negotiating on Rio’s Beaches

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At almost any travel destination in the world, locals are given preference when it...
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