Monthly Archives: February 2014

A giant puppet leads the way at Bloco das Carmelitas, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Carnival 2014 Blocos for Friday, Feb 28th: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Carnival street parties or “Carnaval de Rua” (Street Carnival) are where people from all...

Brazil Boosted by 2.3% Growth in 2013: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the day before Carnival 2014 officially kicks off, the Brazil received good news: the...

Flamengo Beat Emelec in Copa Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hernane scored in possibly his final game for Flamengo as they comfortably beat Ecuadorian...
São Paulo State Security Secretary Fernando Grella Vieira, Brazil News

Repression Allegations at World Cup Protests in São Paulo

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Lawyers from a trade group in São Paulo have concluded that there was excessive...

Lei Seca Increases Action Across Rio for Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) is stepping up its activities to prevent drunk driving...
Ports in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Brazil to Simplify Importing During Global Events

By Michela DellaMonica and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Brazilian Federal Reserve has introduced a solution for the temporary entry...
Carnaval Rio 2013 Cordão do Bola Preta

Best Blocos of 2014 Carnival Weekend in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Carnival 2014 weekend arrives in Rio, the famous samba school parade competition is...
Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo, Botafogo, Copa Libertadores, Football

Flamengo and Botafogo Return to Copa Libertadores Action

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carioca clubs Flamengo and Botafogo return to Copa Libertadores action this week after suffering...
Porcão Churrascaria location in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Porcão Churrascaria Faces Legal Difficulties

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Churrasco (Brazilian barbeque) lovers will be alarmed to hear that Churrascaria Porcão, one of Rio’s...
Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2014, Samba

Access Group Schools in Carnival 2014

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the Grupo Especial (Special Group) of the samba schools tends to be the...
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