Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

Santa Marta Community in Rio Marks Six Years with UPP

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008. While the UPP still faces challenges in other areas of Rio, in Santa Marta, also […]

Brazil Consumer Protection Agency Sets Up for Christmas

Brazil Consumer Protection Agency Sets Up for Christmas

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Traveling in Brazil can be an adventure and sometimes challenging but officials in the country’s largest airport hub are stepping up efforts to protect consumer rights over the holidays. Now those who want to complain about delays in flights, overbooking and baggage misplacement can turn to […]

More 25-34 Year-Olds Stay at Home Longer in Brazil

More 25-34 Year-Olds Stay at Home Longer in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The stereotype of adult children living at home with their parents in Brazil is not likely to change any time soon, as new research shows the proportion of young adults aged 25 to 34 who still live at home increased from 21.2 percent in 2004 […]

Dollar Closes at R$2.70, Highest in Almost Ten Years

Dollar Closes at R$2.70, Highest in Almost Ten Years

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In June 2011 the U.S. dollar sank against the Brazilian real to its lowest point in recent memory, it was US$1 to R$1.55. Now, a week after surpassing US$1 to R$2.60, the U.S. dollar climbed to US$1 to R$2.70, and ended Monday (December 15th) at […]

Rio Cultural Secrets Offers Tours in Vidigal: Sponsored

Rio Cultural Secrets Offers Tours in Vidigal: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While tours of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro are nothing new, over the years there has become increased sensitivity to how visitors interact with these neighborhoods. The goal for many is to move away from “poverty peeping” from safari jeeps to immersive and interpersonal […]

Museu da Maré Receives Government Protection in Rio

Museu da Maré Receives Government Protection in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After facing closure earlier this year, the Museu da Maré was recognized as a tourist attraction by the state Department of Tourism of Rio de Janeiro. On Friday, December 12th, the museum received the title of Personality of the Year award granted in the 52nd […]

BCS Hosts a “Very British” Traditional Christmas Lunch

BCS Hosts a “Very British” Traditional Christmas Lunch

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro (BCS), which has been in operation for more than seventy years in Rio, is pleased to present a “Very British” Traditional Christmas lunch. The annual holiday event is happening tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th, from 1PM – […]

Students from The British School Work With PESCA: Sponsored

Students from The British School Work With PESCA: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Students from The British School, Rio de Janeiro have recently completed a course in the month of November aimed at engaging in social development causes in Brazil. The class helped design, plan and deliver educational lessons to underprivileged and at risk children at PESCA (Projeto […]

Editorial: Time to Do Something About It

Editorial: Time to Do Something About It

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tis the season, Thanksgiving just ended and now all hearts and minds are on Christmas and the holiday season ending in New Year’s Eve. The Rio Times has plenty to be thankful for as November ends this year, and is also hoping to do something more […]

High Prices Keep Storefronts Closed in Ipanema and Leblon

High Prices Keep Storefronts Closed in Ipanema and Leblon

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The staggering spike in real estate prices over the last five years is starting to cause more closed storefronts in the Zona Sul (South Zone) beach-side gems of Ipanema and Leblon. With many five-year commercial leases turning over and owners asking for huge rent increases, […]

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