State to Send 33,000 Students to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

State to Send 33,000 Students to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The same as the government did for the Olympics, thousands of students from Rio state schools will have the opportunity to watch the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which will be held between September 7th and 18th. Through a partnership with the Departments of Education and […]

Experience Vietnamese Cooking Classes in Rio de Janeiro

Experience Vietnamese Cooking Classes in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As an international city that has hosted events like the World Cup and Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has a range of cuisine available at a handful of upscale restaurants; from French and Italian to Mexican and Peruvian and Japanese to Thai. However the global culinary […]

Rio Metro Line 4 Completion to Gávea Remains Uncertain

Rio Metro Line 4 Completion to Gávea Remains Uncertain

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After repeated postponements, the government now says the Line 4 access to Gávea will be ready in 2018, but has not specified what month. Although the funding source for the final stage of the planned subway line is unclear, the state secretary of transportation, Rodrigo […]

Locals Share Best Memories of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Locals Share Best Memories of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Olympic Games came to an end Sunday (August 21st) in Rio de Janeiro, but the memories live on in the minds of the millions of fans around the world who watched on television, and more-so the residents who live in the city where […]

Brazil Markets Predict Economy to Grow 1.2 Percent in 2017

Brazil Markets Predict Economy to Grow 1.2 Percent in 2017

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions consulted by the Central Bank (BC) of Brazil reported that the projected growth of the Brazilian economy in 2017 increased from 1.1 percent to 1.2 percent. The estimates are part of research done every week by the BC on key economic indicators, and […]

London’s Sunk Punk Shakespeare at British Olympic House in Rio

London’s Sunk Punk Shakespeare at British Olympic House in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Sunk Punk Shakespeare performance by London’s salon:collective theater group wrapped their second show at the British Olympic House at Parque Lage, located in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Jardim Botânico last night. The group brought their Shakespeare-inspired sonnets and contemporary spoken word, accompanied […]

Robson Conceição Wins First Olympic Boxing Gold for Brazil

Robson Conceição Wins First Olympic Boxing Gold for Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night (Tuesday, August 16th) Robson Conceição, originally from Salvador, Bahia, became the first Brazilian to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. In the lightweight gold medal-bout the 27-year-old defeated Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha by a unanimous judges’ decision. After falling short in Beijing (2008) […]

Brazil Women’s Beach Volleyball Advance to Olympic Finals

Brazil Women’s Beach Volleyball Advance to Olympic Finals

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian beach volleyball duo of Agatha and Bárbara beat the USA team late last night (Tuesday, August 16th), knocking out Kerri Walsh Jennings, who has earned three straight Gold medals with an unblemished record at the Summer Games, and her partner April Ross. Agatha […]

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