Oil Workers in Brazil Announce Strike Starting Friday

Oil Workers in Brazil Announce Strike Starting Friday

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federação Única dos Petroleiros (FUP), or Single Federation of Oil Workers, has filed a statement of indefinite strike yesterday (September 2nd) at the headquarters of Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro. The strike is to start Friday (September 4th) and will cover all administrative and […]

Art Exhibit Portraying Eroticism Opens in Rio de Janeiro

Art Exhibit Portraying Eroticism Opens in Rio de Janeiro

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- An exhibit highlighting themes of love, desire, attraction, sexuality, morality and religion opened this week (Aug. 29). The exposition, entitled “Erótica, desejos traduzidos” (Erotica, desires translated), will be held in galeria Villa Olivia, on Morro da Conceição in Rio’s Port Zone. Curator of the exhibit Marcelo […]

Rio Opens First Facility in Deodoro for 2016 Games

Rio Opens First Facility in Deodoro for 2016 Games

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first facility of the Deodoro Sports Complex, one of the primary locations for the 2016 Olympic Games, was opened on Sunday (August 31st) by the Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes. The BMX cycling competition arena will host eleven Olympic and four Paralympic games and […]

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

Rio Authorizes Use of Masks by Military Police Again

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Certain units of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PMRJ) received authorization from the State Secretary of Public Security, José Mariano Beltrame, to wear masks, or the balaclava, in specific operations such as hostage rescue and events such as demonstrations. As O Globo reports, the […]

Five Beaches in Rio State to Visit Outside the City

Five Beaches in Rio State to Visit Outside the City

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists to Rio’s capital often find themselves smitten by the world famous and beautiful beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. Cariocas, however, know that equally extraordinary shores lie just outside the city. To experience Rio like a local, it’s worth checking out some of the state’s […]

Renovations at Rio’s Alvorada Terminal Will Double Capacity

Renovations at Rio’s Alvorada Terminal  Will Double Capacity

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Details for the renovation of the Alvorada bus terminal were released in a public hearing in Barra da Tijuca’s Community Hall. The reforms, aimed at reducing congestion in the main transit area of the neighborhood and doubling the current capacity of the Transoeste BRT, were […]

Leme: Rio’s Small and Secluded Beachfront Neighborhood

Leme: Rio’s Small and Secluded Beachfront Neighborhood

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Tucked away between popular neighborhoods of Urca and Copacabana in Zone Sul (South Zone), Leme is a quieter residential area in Rio that is often overlooked. With its beautiful suburban streets, attractive mom and pop restaurants, and easy distance to other parts of the city, the […]

U.S. Expatriates Find Financial and Tax Planning in Rio: Sponsored

U.S. Expatriates Find Financial and Tax Planning in Rio: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many United States citizens living overseas are unaware of the potential tax liabilities they could be facing in near future. To help out the Rio-based firm Ipanema Wealth, which is operated by British expatriate Amit Ramnani, offers financial and tax planning considerations. The main concern […]

Rock in Rio Will Celebrate City’s 450th Anniversary

Rock in Rio Will Celebrate City’s 450th Anniversary

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rock in Rio’s Sunset Stage, famous for its innovative shows, will close the 6th edition of the event in Brazil on September 27th with a special celebration of Rio de Janeiro’s 450th anniversary this year. The show will honor the city’s history and culture with […]

University in Rio Installs Solar Panels to Save Energy

University in Rio Installs Solar Panels to Save Energy

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) on the Ilha do Fundão (Isle of Foundation) began using a solar panel station today that had been installed in the campus parking lot. The Green Fund at UFRJ, a environment-friendly energy initiative, helped provide resources for […]

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