Final Day of Blocos for Official Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Final Day of Blocos for Official Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Carnival reaches its last official date (February 9th) of the 2016 season, Rio de Janeiro will have one more day of blocos (street parties) spread out across the city. Of the 505 officially licensed blocos for the year, there will be 103 today, starting […]

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The five main beaches of Rio de Janeiro that line Zona Sul (South Zone) are primarily defined by neighborhoods, in order from east to west, Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. By far the largest is Copacabana, and Ipanema is the more famous and desirable […]

Security Program Expands for 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Security Program Expands for 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, authorities announced they will have more than 400 agents of the Operaçao Segurança Presente (Operation Security Today) on patrol during the official dates. Friday February 5th to Tuesday February 9th. Teams normally work in two eight-hour shifts, using […]

Expatriate Financial Planning in a World of Volatility: Sponsored

Expatriate Financial Planning in a World of Volatility: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the crescendo of negative news about the Latin American giant and BRICS member, some savvy investors are realizing the ‘Brazil is for sale’, and there may be no better time to leverage the weakened currency and the lack of confidence in the local markets. […]

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Launches 2016 Season: Sponsored

Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club Launches 2016 Season: Sponsored

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) will be launching their 2016 season on Thursday, February 18th, at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. After a hugely successful 2015, the club will be announcing the calendar of events for the year ahead and will be looking to […]

Blocos Take Over the Streets of Rio for 2016 Carnival

Blocos Take Over the Streets of Rio for 2016 Carnival

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the last weekend before the official Carnival dates for 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro will see well over 150 blocos (street parties), and on Saturday alone there are 71 officially scheduled. Some of the biggest and best started with Céu Na Terra […]

Rio Opens New Bike Path on Avenida Niemeyer to Bumpy Start

Rio Opens New Bike Path on Avenida Niemeyer to Bumpy Start

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a year and six months of construction, the new bike path that connects the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, in Zona Sul (South Zone) was opened on January 17th for use by locals and tourists. The path named “Ciclovia Tim Maia” runs a […]

Nissan to Invest R$750 Million in the Automotive Sector in Rio

Nissan to Invest R$750 Million in the Automotive Sector in Rio

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nissan Motor Company is preparing to invest R$750 million in a new factory to be built in Resende generating 600 new jobs for the state of Rio de Janeiro. On the site, the company’s new crossover model, Nissan Kicks, will be built to be sold […]

Rio Expatriates Celebrate Australia Day in Brazil Tonight

Rio Expatriates Celebrate Australia Day in Brazil Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Aussie expats, travelers and their friends in Rio are excited to celebrate Australia Day, their national holiday, in Brazil this evening. An informal event organized by expatriate Bel Casson has grown into a sizable shindig with hundreds of people RSVP’d to attend, starting tonight at […]

Social Action for Music Reaches 1,000 Youths in Rio Favelas

Social Action for Music Reaches 1,000 Youths in Rio Favelas

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Social Action for Music of Brazil (ASMB), an NGO supported by RioSolidario and the Department of Culture, aims to achieve social inclusion through classical music education for children, adolescents and young residents in socially vulnerable communities. According to government sources, the organization currently reaches approximately […]

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