Monthly Archives: April 2017

Nightlife Guide for Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick - On the eve of the May 1st public holiday, Red Bull Music Academy is set to take over an...
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro,Police and protesters clash in the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Friday,

Nationwide Strike Leads Brazil to Standstill, Violence

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Major cities in Brazil came to a standstill on Friday as hundreds of people took...
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Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, April 29, 2017

  Saturday's Rio Nightlife Pick - The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will also be a...

Brazil Braces for Nationwide Strike by Nine Labor Unions Today

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Millions of Brazilians tried to find alternative means to get to work on Friday as...
Compared to the first quarter of last year, the unemployment rate climbed to 27.8 percent, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Unemployment in Brazil Reaches 13.7 Percent at End of Quarter

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate in Brazil continues to rise and the country now has 14.2 million...

Increase in Thefts Lead Brazilians to Insure Cellphones

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Data released by Brazil’s National Federation of Insurance Companies (FenSeg) this week shows that theft...

Rio Zoo Holds Food Truck Festival for Three-Day Weekend

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Taking place for the first time, Rio’s Jardim Zoológico will hold a food truck festival...

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday's Rio Nightlife Pick - Tonight, legendary Rio nightclub Fosfobox invites special guest Inês Brasil, famous for her Big Brother Brasil auditions, to give a special...
Brazil,Brazilian Federal Judge Sérgio Moro has been one of the key players in the Lava Jato graft,

Brazil’s Senate Votes to Make Investigating Politicians Harder

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil approved on Wednesday (April 27th) a bill to curb what it...
Brazil, Brasilia,Labor reform bill vote at Chamber of Deputies faced strong opposition on Wednesday night,

Controversial Labor Bill Passes in Brazil’s Lower House

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A controversial labor reform bill was approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies in the early...
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