Marina Silva Criticizes Trivializing the Term Coup in Brazil

Marina Silva Criticizes Trivializing the Term Coup in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Popular former senator in Brazil, Marina Silva, who ran for president in 2014 elections, has criticized the current vice president Michel Temer’s yesterday (April 30), and the casual use of the word golpe (coup). Calling for new elections in the case of a Rousseff impeachment, […]

Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime

Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police (PM). According to government news sources, the new communication channels are way for citizens to […]

Opinion: Brazil and the Laws of No Responsibility

Opinion: Brazil and the Laws of No Responsibility

Opinion, by Simon Thomas RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is chock full of laws, rules, and regulations (LR&Rs). This is a country that in 2018 should pass the one million lawyers mark. That’s a lot of heads to take your feet off to save from drowning, as the joke goes. But no, really, we […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, April 29, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Circo Voador, City and Colour will perform live. After last year thrilling fans with their first show in Rio de Janeiro, the City and Colour is back in town with a tour of their newest album “If I Should Go Before You.” Now Dallas Green chose the Circo […]

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

Number of Defaulting Companies in Brazil Increased 11 Percent

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After Brazil suffered its worst GDP decline in over 25 years, an increasing number of businesses are now starting to default on their debts. A survey released on Wednesday (April 27th) by the Credit Protection Service (SPC) and the National Confederation of Shopkeepers, showed the […]

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

Rio’s InterNations Brings The Irie Experience Party on May 1st

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since its launch in 2007 the global networking organization, InterNations, has become a staple in the social calendar for many foreigners and locals in Rio. Offering a feature-rich web site and well organized parties, the Rio community continues to host interesting events, and their next […]

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Nationals this Weekend in Rio: Sponsored

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) in Rio de Janeiro will host the 4th Granado National Championships at their grounds this weekend at the São Fernando Polo and Cricket Club near Itaguaí, on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The event will be a family […]

Editorial: Brazil, a Modern Day Tragedy or Comedy?

Editorial: Brazil, a Modern Day Tragedy or Comedy?

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Watching Brazil in the last year reminds me of the slow, tragic, predictable and inevitable collapse of some child star’s younger sibling that has flown too close to the sun while the media watches every self-destructive step. Maybe that is a little harsh, but in the […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Girls Night Out party returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana with DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno Lima spinning the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM and caipirinhas will be […]

Supreme Court in Brazil Opens More Inquiries Against Cunha

Supreme Court in Brazil Opens More Inquiries Against Cunha

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the mega-corruption investigation Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash) continues, yesterday the Brazil Supreme Court (STF) minister Teori Zavascki approved opening two inquiries against the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ). The new charges were entered into court last week, citing crimes […]

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