December Street Robberies Increased by 12.5% in Rio

December Street Robberies Increased by 12.5% in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a survey released on Friday by the Public Security Institute (ISP), cases of pedestrian robberies rose again since last year. There was an increase of 12.5 percent, with 5,667 reported incidents in December 2013 and 6,374 in the same month in 2014. Fortunately […]

Real Estate Market Cools in Brazil, But Not Crashing Yet

Real Estate Market Cools in Brazil, But Not Crashing Yet

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The real estate market in Brazil saw staggering growth in the last seven years, and coupled with a national booming economy it looked like a positive trend. However most analysts, and certainly those hoping to buy or rent, have been waiting for a housing bubble […]

Getting to Know Inline Hockey in Rio de Janeiro

Getting to Know Inline Hockey in Rio de Janeiro

By Jesse Winterholt, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On a Sunday evening, when most people in Brazil are starting to unwind from a day at the beach, a select few are sharpening up their hockey skills and take to the streets to play some inline roller hockey. The niche sport is growing in […]

Letter: Brazil’s New Minister of Science

Letter:  Brazil’s New Minister of Science

Letter to the Editor, by Dirk Neyhart Dear Editor, A recent article in the New York Times says that Brazil has appointed a climate change skeptic to the post of Minister of Science. Not all legislators or scientists make good administrators but certainly a good administrator for science should have a substantial scientific background. I […]

High Demand for Holiday Temporary Rentals in Rio State

High Demand for Holiday Temporary Rentals in Rio State

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the slowing economy in Brazil, the demand for temporary vacation rentals has remained high around the state of Rio de Janeiro, especially along the coastal areas. Part of this demand is driven by the weakened currency exchange rate of the Brazilian real to the […]

Pacification Force to Stay in Complexo da Maré 6 More Months

Pacification Force to Stay in Complexo da Maré 6 More Months

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão announced the Pacification Force in the Complexo da Maré favela community in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio will remain for another for another six months. The decision was made after a meeting with the Ministers of Justice, José Eduardo […]

New Year’s Eve to Have 33% More Police in Copacabana

New Year’s Eve to Have 33% More Police in Copacabana

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year the security for New Year’s Eve celebrations around the state of Rio de Janeiro will be increased 25 percent according to authorities, and the famous Réveillion event on Copacabana Beach will have 33 percent more military police. In total there will be 15,441 […]

Brasília Prepares for President Rousseff’s Inauguration Ceremony

Brasília Prepares for President Rousseff’s Inauguration Ceremony

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the incumbent President Dilma Rousseff winning reelection in October, the Presidential Palace makes the final preparations for the inauguration ceremony to be held Thursday, January 1st in Brasília. Delegations from sixty countries and 27 heads of state government, including the U.S. vice president, Joe […]

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