Conference in Rio on Brazil’s Fight Against Corruption: Daily

Conference in Rio on Brazil’s Fight Against Corruption: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Speaking in Rio on Wednesday (August 20th), Gustavo Ungaro, president of the National Council of Internal Control (CONACI), defended the proposed amendment to the constitution (known as PEC 45) that would see a change in control of public administration and is currently under review in […]

Learn to Cook Indian Food in Rio with Rashmy Naik

Learn to Cook Indian Food in Rio with Rashmy Naik

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Two of the most challenging aspects of moving to a different country can be making new friends, and missing some favorite foods from home. For those in Rio, Authentic Indian Cooking created by Rashmy Naik, is a home cooking class in Leblon where one can […]

Series of Short Films Cast Light on Forced Labor in Brazil

Series of Short Films Cast Light on Forced Labor in Brazil

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Although the Brazilian government has been reducing forced labor in the country since 1995, extreme exploitation of workers still exists and has become more concentrated in urban areas, with 1,068 people freed from slave-like working conditions in the country’s cities last year. A new series […]

Bradesco Approves R$10B for Small and Medium Biz: Daily

Bradesco Approves R$10B for Small and Medium Biz: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While some small businesses are struggling as Brazil’s economy falters, one of the country’s biggest banks, Bradesco has launched a credit package of up to R$10 billion for new loans to their small and medium business customers. The program has been put in place after […]

No Sign of Recovery for Brazil’s Economy in Short-Term: Daily

No Sign of Recovery for Brazil’s Economy in Short-Term: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the Economic Climate Indicator (ICE) released by the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) on Wednesday, August 13th the economic climate in Latin America in July is the worst since 2009, with Brazil performing badly in key areas. The index, which is done in partnership […]

Indie Filmmaker Wraps “The Fates” in Rio de Janeiro

Indie Filmmaker Wraps “The Fates” in Rio de Janeiro

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While the story of boy meets girl has been retold countless times in film, a new feature ‘The Fates’ (Portuguese title, ‘You + Me’), set against the backdrop of Rio’s infamous favelas, offers a fresh take on the convention. The film has been a journey […]

New Group Selected For Employment Program: Daily

New Group Selected For Employment Program: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — At a ceremony held in Centro, Rio on Wednesday (August 6th), the Foundation for Childhood and Adolescence in Rio de Janeiro (RJ-FIA) welcomed it’s latest group of about 500 teens aged between 15 to 18, who have enrolled in the Program of Protected Work (PTPA). […]

ParaMaker: Brazil’s First and Largest YouTube Network

ParaMaker: Brazil’s First and Largest YouTube Network

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Since launching in 2012, ParaMaker has become the country’s largest YouTube network with thousands of highly subscribed channels and is committed to nurturing the careers of a growing number of young independent filmmakers and performers. The company is an extension of Maker Studios in Los […]

Clampdown on Food Hygiene Ahead of the Olympics: Daily

Clampdown on Food Hygiene Ahead of the Olympics: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Rio’s Municipal Health Bureau has started a course of actions that include rigorous inspections, education of business owners and raids in a bid to improve the city’s food hygiene and safety standards. The strategy will see all establishments including street stalls, snack bars, botecos and […]

A Guide to Upscale Eating in Copacabana

A Guide to Upscale Eating in Copacabana

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Copacabana was the symbol of Rio’s glamor up until the 1980s, when it became overshadowed by Ipanema and then Leblon as the elite neighborhoods for luxury shopping and upscale dining. Yet there remain some culinary bastions in Copacabana, as well as new eating adventures to […]

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