Homicides in Rio de Janeiro Spike 38.9 Percent Since 2015

Homicides in Rio de Janeiro Spike 38.9 Percent Since 2015

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the bad news piles up for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics, last week on May 19th the Public Security Institute (ISP) released their state security crime report for the month of April with an alarming increase in homicides. In […]

Rio’s Mayor Paes Says Ciclovia Bike Path to Reopen in 2016

Rio’s Mayor Paes Says Ciclovia Bike Path to Reopen in 2016

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One month removed from the tragic collapse of a section of the city’s coastal Tim Maia bike path, which killed two and injured many others, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced on Friday, May 20th, that he was optimistic that the cycle path could be reopened […]

Soup Festival Opens in Centro as Rio’s Winter Season Starts

Soup Festival Opens in Centro as Rio’s Winter Season Starts

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the temperatures drop in Rio de Janeiro to 20°C (or 69°F) low averages in May for the winter season of the southern hemisphere, many are breaking out their ‘cold’ weather wardrobes and expanding their menus to include soups and stews. This week the Mangue […]

Brazil 101: Comedy for Gringos is Available in Rio: Sponsored

Brazil 101: Comedy for Gringos is Available in Rio: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As hundreds of thousands of foreigners prepare to come to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics in August, many corporate groups and delegations will take to their own stage – tasked to provide a well-packaged experience in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Brazil 101: Comedy for […]

Brazil Unemployment Among Young Reaches 24.1 Percent

Brazil Unemployment Among Young Reaches 24.1 Percent

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a recent study from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE), the unemployment rate among individuals about to enter the labor market, 18 to 24-year-olds, was 24.1 percent in the first quarter of 2016. This is more than double the overall unemployment […]

Fluminense and Santa Cruz Draw 2×2 in Week Two of Brasileirão

Fluminense and Santa Cruz Draw 2×2 in Week Two of Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Brazilian football (soccer) league, the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Série A, or Brasileirão, kicked off two weekends ago, with 38 rounds of matches to be played until the champion is crowned in December. For most Cariocas the biggest game of the second week […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Wraps Week Three of 95-Day Tour

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay Wraps Week Three of 95-Day Tour

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympic torch is wrapping the third week of its journey around Brazil, which began on May 3rd and will run up until the Rio 2016 Games opening ceremony on August 5th. During the 95-day relay the torch will be passed among close to 12,000 […]

Laranjeiras, Traditional Charm and Carioca Spirit in Rio de Janeiro

Laranjeiras, Traditional Charm and Carioca Spirit in Rio de Janeiro

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Laranjeiras is a smaller neighborhood on the edge of Zona Sul (South Zone) that is often missed by vacationers to the Cidade Maravilhosa, as it is some distance from the popular beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema. Yet located on the foothills of Santa Teresa, it […]

Brazil Ranked 11th in the World for International Meetings

Brazil Ranked 11th in the World for International Meetings

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the political turmoil, a weak economy, and a worrying health epidemic, Brazil finished 2015 as the 11th most popular destination in the world for international meetings and conventions. 2015 was a record year of growth for this market, one that more and more countries […]

Brazil Minister of Tourism Defends Proposal to Legalize Gambling

Brazil Minister of Tourism Defends Proposal to Legalize Gambling

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The minister of tourism in Brazil, Henrique Eduardo Alves, once again defended a proposal to legalize gambling in the country, at the opening of the tourism fair, Destination Brazil Travel Mart, yesterday (May 18th). Presently, gambling is prohibited in Brazil, but Alves cited the legalization […]

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