Yearly Archives: 2016

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Rio de Janeiro’s 10 Most Interesting Gringos of 2016

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the morning of the last day of 2016 we take another look over the...
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Opinion: Brazil’s 2017: O Tempora! O Mores!

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Curmudgeon mused little more than twelve months ago, “O tempora! O mores!” (“Oh the...
New Year's Eve Copacabana fireworks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Rio de Janeiro will welcome in 2017 with the famous Réveillon (New Year’s Eve) celebration on Copacabana beach. The...

Greek Ambassador to Brazil is Missing in Rio de Janeiro

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police officials in Rio de Janeiro say that the Greek ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos...

Brazil Raises 2017 Monthly Minimum Wage to R$937

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the financial troubles facing the country, Brazil’s federal government announced that as of January...

Unemployment in Brazil Reaches 11.9 Percent, Highest Since 2012

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The latest national survey on unemployment (PNAD), released on Thursday, December 29th by the...

New Year’s Eve 2017 Celebrations Around Rio de Janeiro

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Copacabana is the most famous Réveillion (New Year's Eve party) in Brazil, yet this year...
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A Guide to New Year’s Eve Traditions in Rio de Janeiro

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Year's Eve in Brazil is accompanied by grand celebrations referred to as Réveillion (New...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, there will be a special edition of Samba dos Guimarães in the classic samba venue, Mercado das Pulgas....
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Brazil’s Government to Invest R$1.2 Billion in Prison System

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian federal government announced on Wednesday that it would disburse R$1.2 billion for the...
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