Even Without Rain São Paulo Cantareira Water Supply Rises

Even Without Rain São Paulo Cantareira Water Supply Rises

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite recent rain in Rio de Janeiro state, water levels remain critically low in the Southeast of Brazil. However the level of the Cantareira System, the largest supply source of the metropolitan region of São Paulo, reached the 21st consecutive day high. Even without rain […]

Rio’s UPP in Cerro-Corá Fosters Community with Kickboxing

Rio’s UPP in Cerro-Corá Fosters Community with Kickboxing

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The small favela community of Cerro-Corá, located on the edge of Zona Sul (South Zone) held a kickboxing graduation ceremony of their community integration program last week on Thursday, March 19th. The entire program is meant to foster positive relationships between the UPP (Police Pacification […]

Rio de Janeiro Announces Sixty New SuperVia Train Cars

Rio de Janeiro Announces Sixty New SuperVia Train Cars

BY Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The SuperVia train system which is comprising a hundred stations in eleven cities around Rio de Janeiro state, and carries more than 650,000 people per day, has been putting new rail cars into use. The State Government, through the Secretary of Transportation, inaugurated on Saturday […]

Number of Murders in Rio for February is Lowest Since 1991

Number of Murders in Rio for February is Lowest Since 1991

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a welcome downward trend in homicide statistics for Rio de Janeiro, the state Institute for Public Safety (ISP) reported that 324 people were killed in February, the lowest since 1991. That was the first year this data series was collected and the murder rate […]

Leblon Cachaça Joins The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party

Leblon Cachaça Joins The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party will be held on Thursday, March 26th, from 7PM to midnight in Ipanema, and already 75 percent of the capacity tickets have been sold. This is no doubt in part because, in addition to an amazing penthouse location, great […]

Mary Byker Set to DJ The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party

Mary Byker Set to DJ The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In what is shaping up to be the party of the month – or perhaps the year – for expatriates in Rio, The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party is proud to confirm Mary Byker as DJ for the event. Byker, of the 80s English punk-rock […]

The Rio Times Hosts 6-Year Anniversary Party with Rio Exclusive

The Rio Times Hosts 6-Year Anniversary Party with Rio Exclusive

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After providing local and national English-language news to the community of foreigners in Brazil, as well as readers abroad, The Rio Times recently announced their six-year anniversary party. The event will be held in Ipanema on Thursday, March 26th, from 7PM to midnight and is […]

New Cycling Guide Service Helps With Rentals and Tours in Rio

New Cycling Guide Service Helps With Rentals and Tours in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cycling in Rio is a treat for avid bikers and novices alike, with more than 250 km of bicycle paths, the city is full of breathtaking sites to see while getting some exercise. For beginners, there are plenty of options to rent bicycles by the […]

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