Monthly Archives: March 2017

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Cunha has been convicted to 15 years for corruption,

Brazil’s Ex-Chamber President Convicted to 15 Years for Corruption

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian Chamber of Deputies president, Eduardo Cunha, has been sentenced to fifteen years and...
Rio's military police spokesperson, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Video of Police Executing Two Men Shocks Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A video recorded by a resident yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 30th) shows the moment when...
Brazil, Sao Paulo,Cetip CEO, Gilson Finkelsztain, and BM&F CEO, Edemir Pinto, announce merger,

Merger in Brazil Creates 5th Largest Stock Market in the World

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – BM&F Bovespa, Brazil’s main securities, commodities and futures exchange, announced on Thursday the merger of...
Rock in Rio will unite some of the biggest names in samba for this year's show, photo by Rock in Rio.

Brazil’s Samba Legends Announced to Play at Rock in Rio

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Already bringing together some of the leading acts in international pop and rock, plus some...
UPP in Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Editorial: Rio is Burning, the First UPP was Literally Set on Fire

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the first UPP (Police Peacekeeping Unit) station created in Rio was attacked and literally...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday's Rio Nightlife Pick - Tonight, Palaphita Gávea will invite guest DJ Silvio Rio, from DJ collective Arca de Nóe to take over for the...
Brazil,Residents in Rio de Janeiro wait in long lines to get vaccinated against yellow fever,

Death Toll has Reached 162 from Yellow Fever in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Health officials in Brazil continue to monitor closely the current outbreak of yellow fever in...
Brazil, Brasilia,Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles during press conference on Wednesday

Brazil Announces Cuts of R$42.1 Billion to Meet Budget Target

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The finance minister of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, announced Wednesday, March 29th, measures that will allow...
The Instituto Pretos Novos in 2016, photo by André Ostetto Motta.

Slavery Museum Faces Closure for Lack of Funding in Rio

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Coming into existence when the bones of more than 15,000 slaves were discovered underneath a...
Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro

Rio’s Flamengo, Fluminense See Action in Campeonato Carioca

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a busy night for local football (soccer) fans on Wednesday, March 29th, as...
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