International Black Film Series Runs Until June 8th in Rio

International Black Film Series Runs Until June 8th in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (May 27th) marked the opening of the 8th edition of the Cinema Negro Brasil África e Caribe Zózimo Bulbul in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating black filmmaking across different nationalities of the world. The opening was held at the Cine Odeon, in Cinelandia, and screenings […]

Kim Levone and Improbable Comedy to Open TALKS Tonight

Kim Levone and Improbable Comedy to Open TALKS Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Times TALKS speaking event is tonight (Wednesday, May 27th) from 7PM-9:30 PM, and is bringing together a panel of experts in three essential areas for foreigners in Rio; setting up a business, buying real estate and investing in Brazil. To warm up the […]

La Calaca Gourmet Mexican Restaurant Hosts the TALKS Event

La Calaca Gourmet Mexican Restaurant Hosts the TALKS Event

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – La Calaca gourmet Mexican restaurant in Leblon, which is co-owned by American expatriate Kristen Caverly Peixoto, is hosting The Rio Times TALKS speaking event on Wednesday, May 27th, from 7PM-9:30 PM. The “TALKS” speaker series event is bringing together a panel of experts in three […]

State of Rio Announces New Investments by China

State of Rio Announces New Investments by China

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following an announcement on May 19th that investment agreements worth US$53.3 billion will be made by China in Brazil, the State if Rio de Janeiro is seeing some impact. At a meeting held on Friday (May 22nd) at the Guanabara Palace, the governor Luiz Fernando […]

How to Make Investments in Brazil, a Panel Discussion in Rio

How to Make Investments in Brazil, a Panel Discussion in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the economic scorecard in Brazil is not as strong as it was several years ago, it remains a destination for new foreign investments – such as China’s recent US$53 billion – as well as appealing option for individuals. Expert in financial planning in Brazil, […]

Weidman Defends UFC Belt Against Brazil’s Belfort Tonight

Weidman Defends UFC Belt Against Brazil’s Belfort Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the UFC will be watching tonight as one of Brazil’s greats, and Carioca native, the 38-year old Victor Belfort attempts to take the title from American, 30-year old Chris Weidman. After earning the title by beating legendary Brazilian […]

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Plans More for June: Sponsored

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Plans More for June: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC), which was founded in 2011, is rolling forward with their 2015 season as the third intra-club match of the year was held on Saturday, May 16th, at the São Fernando Polo & Cricket Club near Itaguaí. June is looking to […]

Rio-Niterói Bridge Toll Will Decrease to R$3.70 in June

Rio-Niterói Bridge Toll Will Decrease to R$3.70 in June

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For everyone that commutes to-and-from Niterói on a regular basis, some welcome news was announced that goes against the trend of price hikes and inflation in Brazil. According to government reports yesterday (May 18th), the toll on the Rio-Niterói bridge will fall from R$5.20 to […]

Finding Volunteering Opportunties in Rio While Traveling

Finding Volunteering Opportunties in Rio While Traveling

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro is a prime destination for volunteering while traveling, and long-term residents of Rio also look to give back to the city they love. However, knowing how to go about finding volunteering opportunities in Rio can be daunting, as a simple google search […]

China Agrees to US$53 Billion Investment in Brazil

China Agrees to US$53 Billion Investment in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The government announced that on Tuesday (May 19th), during the official visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, investment agreements worth US$53.3 billion will be made in the areas of agribusiness, auto parts, equipment transport, energy, railways, highways, airports, ports, storage and services. China is […]

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