Monthly Archives: January 2017

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro,Former billionaire, Eike Batista, being led to jail on Monday

Brazil’s Ex-Billionaire Eike Batista Returns to Rio and Sent to Jail

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, handed himself over to authorities on Monday, after arriving in...
Brazil, unemployment, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil Registers 12 Million Unemployed, Up by 36 Percent

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that Brazil...

Rio de Janeiro Commercial Real Estate Prices Still Highest in Brazil

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest FipeZap Commercial Real Estate Index, in December 2016, Rio de Janeiro...
Happy Hour, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Summer Happy Hour by The Rio Times Opens on Thursday, Feb 2nd

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, February 2nd, The Rio Times is opening their first Summer Happy Hour of...
Iemanjá Day celebrations taking place in Rio de Janeiro, photo by Tomaz Silva/ Agência Brasil. Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro, Iemanja, Iemanja Day celebration, candomble, umbanda

Iemanjá Day Celebrations Across Rio on Thursday, February 2nd

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thursday, February 2nd marks the official day if Iemanjá, the goddess of the sea celebrated...
Feira Rio Antigo will take place on Saturday, February 4th, from 10AM, photo by Arteiras. Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro

February Edition of Rio’s Feira Rio Antiga in Lapa this Saturday

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From mid-morning on Saturday, February 4th, Feira Rio Antigo will once again stretch the length...
Regaeton, Copacabana

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick - Mais que Nada will host the Reggaeton party tonight with a night dedicated to old and new reggaeton classics....
Brazil, Brasilia,Chief Justice Carmen Lucia Rocha,

Brazil’s Chief Justice Ratifies 77 Odebrecht Depositions

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court, Carmen Lucia Rocha has ratified the 77 depositions...
One of Brazil's largest telecom carriers, Oi, filed for judicial recovery on Monday,

Oi’s Largest Shareholder Rejects Recovery Plan in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Pharol SGPS, former Portugal Telecom and largest shareholder of Brazilian telecommunications operator Oi, said on...
Bloco, Rio, 2016, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Rio Releases Official Schedule of 2017 Carnival Blocos

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, January 26th, the long-awaited official list of Rio’s Carnival blocos and their street...
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