Union Church of Rio de Janeiro Installs New Senior Pastor

Union Church of Rio de Janeiro Installs New Senior Pastor

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last month, Pastor Jay Bauman was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Union Church of Rio de Janeiro located in Barra da Tijuca in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) of the city. Pastor Bauman had previously been the Interim Pastor of Union Church, and […]

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the survey of the second round of presidential elections taken by Datafolha, candidates Aécio Neves, of the PSDB party, and incumbent Dilma Rousseff, of the PT party, continue in a technical tie. Neves appears with 45 percent of the vote and Rousseff, with 43 […]

Real Estate Market in Rio Sees Price Discounts

Real Estate Market in Rio Sees Price Discounts

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After years of tremendous surges in the Rio de Janeiro real estate values, 2014 has seen the market slow down, and the FipeZap Index recently reported both Rio and São Paulo only saw increases of 0.4 percent last month. The swing of supply and demand, […]

Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

Northeast: São Luís, Lençóis Maranhenses, Jericoacoara

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The splendors of the Northeast Region of Brazil, from the state of Bahia north to Maranhão, seem worlds away during rush hour traffic in downtown Centro Rio de Janeiro. Remote beaches, fine sand, historic cities and tranquilo (chill) attitudes are classic characteristics that merely skim […]

Arte de Portas Abertas Festival Opens its Doors in Santa Teresa

Arte de Portas Abertas Festival Opens its Doors in Santa Teresa

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The bohemian haven of Santa Teresa will welcome thousands of art enthusiasts and spectators to its 24th edition of “Arte de Portas Abertas” (Open Door Art) starting on Saturday, September 13th and continuing until Sunday the 14th. Studios, workshops and cultural spaces will be full of […]

Rio Artists and Designers Open their Spaces to the Public

Rio Artists and Designers Open their Spaces to the Public

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Creative talents in Rio have been taking studios in the former Bhering coffee factory for years, but recently the artistic hub has taken on a more commercial role as a showroom where the public can buy original design and art. The monthly opening is once […]

Brazil Real Estate Growth Dips Below 10% in August

Brazil Real Estate Growth Dips Below 10% in August

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Real estate growth experienced a downturn for the ninth consecutive month across Brazilian cities, falling for the first time below ten percent growth since 2012. According to an index calculated by FipeZap, the main data source of the Brazilian real estate market, the price per […]

UN Envoy Calls for Change in Brazil’s Prisons

UN Envoy Calls for Change in Brazil’s Prisons

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the last week of August, riots broke out in four prisons across Brazil, killing eight inmates and prompting the UN to call for reforms as overcrowding and poor conditions have made prisons hotbeds for crime and violence. The week began in Cascavel, Paraná, on […]

The Maze Marks 30 Years in Rio, Faces Closure

The Maze Marks 30 Years in Rio, Faces Closure

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Long regarded as one of the best jazz clubs in Rio, The Maze, perched on a plot of land in the Tavares Bastos favela community, boasts unmatched views of the Pão de Acúçar and the Guanabara Bay. Over three decades the fascinating architectural design has […]

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