Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The splendors of the Northeast Region of Brazil, from the state of Bahia north to Maranhão, seem worlds away during rush hour traffic in downtown Centro Rio de Janeiro. Remote beaches, fine sand, historic cities and tranquilo (chill) attitudes are classic characteristics that merely skim […]

Arte de Portas Abertas Festival Opens its Doors in Santa Teresa

Arte de Portas Abertas Festival Opens its Doors in Santa Teresa

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The bohemian haven of Santa Teresa will welcome thousands of art enthusiasts and spectators to its 24th edition of “Arte de Portas Abertas” (Open Door Art) starting on Saturday, September 13th and continuing until Sunday the 14th. Studios, workshops and cultural spaces will be full of […]

Rio Artists and Designers Open their Spaces to the Public

Rio Artists and Designers Open their Spaces to the Public

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Creative talents in Rio have been taking studios in the former Bhering coffee factory for years, but recently the artistic hub has taken on a more commercial role as a showroom where the public can buy original design and art. The monthly opening is once […]

Brazil Real Estate Growth Dips Below 10% in August

Brazil Real Estate Growth Dips Below 10% in August

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Real estate growth experienced a downturn for the ninth consecutive month across Brazilian cities, falling for the first time below ten percent growth since 2012. According to an index calculated by FipeZap, the main data source of the Brazilian real estate market, the price per […]

UN Envoy Calls for Change in Brazil’s Prisons

UN Envoy Calls for Change in Brazil’s Prisons

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the last week of August, riots broke out in four prisons across Brazil, killing eight inmates and prompting the UN to call for reforms as overcrowding and poor conditions have made prisons hotbeds for crime and violence. The week began in Cascavel, Paraná, on […]

The Maze Marks 30 Years in Rio, Faces Closure

The Maze Marks 30 Years in Rio, Faces Closure

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Long regarded as one of the best jazz clubs in Rio, The Maze, perched on a plot of land in the Tavares Bastos favela community, boasts unmatched views of the Pão de Acúçar and the Guanabara Bay. Over three decades the fascinating architectural design has […]

Rio NFL Mix Season Opening Party at The Clover Irish Pub

Rio NFL Mix Season Opening Party at The Clover Irish Pub

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many Americans and fans of the NFL around the world, September means the beginning of another exciting season of American football. This year The Clover Irish Pub in Copacabana is set to be a hub for watching the games, and on Sunday they kick […]

Brazil Moves to Protect 3.28 Million Hectares in Amazon: Daily

Brazil Moves to Protect 3.28 Million Hectares in Amazon: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Legal Land Program headed by the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) has allocated 3.28 million acres of federal land in Acre, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia for land reform and environmental the conservation of the environment. Speaking at a public meeting, the Minister of Agrarian […]

Brazil’s 2014 Presidential Elections May See Second Round

Brazil’s 2014 Presidential Elections May See Second Round

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With her unconditional backing of former president Lula, some had suggested incumbent president Dilma Rousseff could win the 2014 election in the first round of the 2014 elections. However the announcement of Marina Silva as candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), along with competition […]

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday (August 22nd), hundreds of Rio’s citizens participated in the second annual Marcha InterNacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro (International March against Genocide of the Black Population) in Manguinhos. The protest involved emotional speeches petitioning for the end of racism-motivated Afro-Brazilian killings, and […]

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