Casa do Choro to Open in Rio’s Centro on Saturday, April 25th

Casa do Choro to Open in Rio’s Centro on Saturday, April 25th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the music-rich culture of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, the genre of choro, often called chorinho (“little cry” or “little lament”), has been recognized with The National Choro Day (April 23rd), and this year will be celebrated with the opening of the Casa do […]

Brazil Ranks Highest in Killing of Land and Environmental Activists

Brazil Ranks Highest in Killing of Land and Environmental Activists

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a report released yesterday (April 20th) by a UK-based NGO/non-profit organization, Global Witness, Brazil leads the list of countries with the highest number of activists murdered for defending the environment and land rights in 2014. The study found that in Brazil there were […]

Eight Men Killed in São Paulo Football Fan Club Execution

Eight Men Killed in São Paulo Football Fan Club Execution

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In another deadly football (soccer) related incident, eight men we shot and killed on Saturday night before a state championship qualifying match in Pavilhão 9 of the Corinthians football club, in the West Zone of São Paulo. While the investigators do not believe the motive was […]

Holiday Week Drives Tourism Around Rio de Janeiro State

Holiday Week Drives Tourism Around Rio de Janeiro State

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many living in the state of Rio de Janeiro this week represents a long break as Tuesday, April 21st is a national holiday (Tiradentes) and on Thursday, April 23rd it is a state holiday celebrating São Jorge (Saint George). With schools and government offices […]

Brewery Route to Boost Tourism in Rio’s Mountain Region

Brewery Route to Boost Tourism in Rio’s Mountain Region

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week further steps were made to bring together six Rio de Janeiro locations into a tourist route to highlight their world-class breweries. Brazil’s Secretary of Tourism, Nilo Sergio Felix, met with Alexander Zubaran, project consultant, and Mozart Rodrigues, president of Arbor Group (the group […]

Henrique Eduardo Alves Confirmed as New Brazil Minister of Tourism

Henrique Eduardo Alves Confirmed as New Brazil Minister of Tourism

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Rousseff announced Tuesday, April 15th, that Henrique Eduardo Alves will be the new Minister of Tourism. The departure of the most recent minister, Vinicius Lages, was announced in a Planalto Palace press statement, thanking him for his dedication and loyalty. Alves, born in […]

Brasilberg: a German Drink with a Rich Brazilian History

Brasilberg: a German Drink with a Rich Brazilian History

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German company Underberg KG’s Brazilian arm is making a big splash into the world market with their distinct brew; Brasilberg. A milder flavor than the 170 year-old German Underberg, the Brasilberg is making its name internationally, entering awards and breaking into new markets. The Brasilberg […]

Rio State Boosts Partnership with American Chamber of Commerce

Rio State Boosts Partnership with American Chamber of Commerce

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Strengthening commercial ties between Brazil and the United States is one of the main goals of the new board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro (AmCham Rio), according to Rio’s state press. Chaired by Rafael Sampaio da Motta, the new management […]

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