Police in Brazil Say Seventy Percent Have Had Colleagues Killed

Police in Brazil Say Seventy Percent Have Had Colleagues Killed

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recent and ongoing reports have illustrated the high number of people killed by police in Brazil, and the fact that many deaths go unreported as some states do not even keep a record. Another concern in the Brazilian security situation however is the high number […]

Carioca Cricket Club Looks Ahead to Nationals: Sponsored

Carioca Cricket Club Looks Ahead to Nationals: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club’s (CCC) activities are in full force as the club recently returned from the first leg of the national tournament in Brasília, and already has held another inter-club match last weekend. Coming up next is another Quiz Night social event in August, […]

Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence

Brazil Shows Slight Increase in Industry Confidence

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the negative news about the Brazilian economy as well as political unrest due to large scale corruption schemes, after five consecutive declines the government news wire announced that the Industry Trust Indicator (Índide de Confiança da Indústria, ICI), measured by the Fundação Getulio Vargas […]

Multi Oral Focus on Preventative Dental Health in Rio: Sponsored

Multi Oral Focus on Preventative Dental Health in Rio: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While no one places a trip to the dentist high on the list of fun things to do for the day, oral health is a part of life. Now especially with the currency exchange rates as it is, many foreigners are having dental treatment in […]

Brazil Real Falls to R$3.34 per US$1, the Lowest in Twelve Years

Brazil Real Falls to R$3.34 per US$1, the Lowest in Twelve Years

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar ended this Friday (July 24th) selling at R$3.347 to US$1, an increase of R$0.051 (1.65 percent) on the day. The Brazilian real is at its lowest to the dollar since March 31, 2003, when the dollar closed at R$3.355. In the largest […]

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a government report the long awaited Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) that will face Copacabana Beach has reached seventy percent completion. The plan to relocate the museum was first conceived over seven years ago after Brazil was named as the 2014 World […]

Chapada Brasil Tours Explore the Mountains of Brazil: Sponsored

Chapada Brasil Tours Explore the Mountains of Brazil: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new tour agency, Chapada Brasil Tours, has launched offering trips to the chapadas of Brazil. A “chapada” technically translates to a plateau found in the Brazilian highlands, but the word chapadas is usually used to describe mountainous ranges. The agency was recently opened by […]

Português Carioca, Learn Portuguese by Speaking: Sponsored

Português Carioca, Learn Portuguese by Speaking: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Anyone finding themselves in Brazil to live or work, or even vacation, will quickly realize how little English is spoken here, and how important it is to be able to speak Portuguese fast. To that end, Português Carioca is a language course for foreigners in […]

Mercedes-Benz Plans 2,000 More Layoffs in São Paulo Plant

Mercedes-Benz Plans 2,000 More Layoffs in São Paulo Plant

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a difficult year in Brazil’s automotive industry, Mercedes-Benz announced another volunteer layoff plan for their plant in São Bernardo do Campo, a municipality located 27 kilometers south of São Paulo city. According to the company, the measure is a further attempt to “manage the surplus […]

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