Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo Runs until July 27th

Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo Runs until July 27th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The eleventh edition of the Latin American Film Festival of São Paulo highlights the growing presence of women in regional film production and honors the São Paulo filmmaker Anna Muylaert. The festival opened yesterday (July 20th) and runs until July 27th, showing 118 films from thirteen […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Tickets on Sale for Top Events, Thursday, July 21

Rio 2016 Olympic Tickets on Sale for Top Events, Thursday, July 21

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tickets to some of the most popular Rio 2016 Olympic events have been in high demand, selling out quickly and leaving some fans disappointed in early ticket sale lotteries. Yet tomorrow, Thursday July 21st, on what organizers call ‘Super Thursday’ another 100,000 tickets will go […]

Brazil’s 2016 Olympic Team is Their Largest Ever with 462 Athletes

Brazil’s 2016 Olympic Team is Their Largest Ever with 462 Athletes

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the qualifications for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have not been completed, with less than three weeks to go until the Opening ceremony on August 5th, some countries are announcing their teams. Brazil as the host nation will have the largest delegation in its […]

Leblon Roads and Park Re-Open in Rio After Four Years

Leblon Roads and Park Re-Open in Rio After Four Years

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The construction work that has dominated the Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhood of Leblon since 2012 has cleared on Saturday morning (July 16th), opening the main roadway Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva to run unobstructed through to Ipanema. The construction work that was necessary for the […]

Rodrigo Maia Elected in Brazil as President of the Chamber

Rodrigo Maia Elected in Brazil as President of the Chamber

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early morning hours of July 14th, Rodrigo Maia was elected president of the Chamber of Deputies, defeating congressman Roger Rosso by a vote of 285 to 170. Maia (DEM-RJ) takes on the position after the resignation of former president of the house Eduardo […]

Brazil Household Consumption Intent Drops 21 Percent

Brazil Household Consumption Intent Drops 21 Percent

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The National Confederation of Trade in Goods, Services and Tourism (CNC) reported yesterday, July 13th, that the Consumer Intention of Families was stable from June to July this year. However, compared to July 2015, there is a 21 percent decrease in the consumption intention of […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Misses on Top Ranked Players

Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Misses on Top Ranked Players

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amidst the final ranking of golfers to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics, the first return of the sport in 112 years, organizers were pleased to announce 120 names (sixty men and sixty women) from forty different countries included in the tournament. Unfortunately the top […]

Campaign Launches in Brazil to Encourage Visits to Museums

Campaign Launches in Brazil to Encourage Visits to Museums

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM), in partnership with the Museums System of São Paulo (SISEM/SP), launched a campaign on the internet yesterday, (Monday, July 11th), to help boost and encourage visits to museums across the country. The campaign, which runs until Friday, July 15th […]

Morro Chapéu-Mangueira Bar Wins Best Buteco in Brazil

Morro Chapéu-Mangueira Bar Wins Best Buteco in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Rio’s much adored botecos (bars) are known as great places to gather over chopps (draft beer) and snacks, they are not often on the culinary map, especially when they are located in one of the many favela communities across the city. Yet Bar do […]

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