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 […]

New Elevado do Joá Extension Underway in Rio

New Elevado do Joá Extension Underway in Rio

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — An ambitious new project to significantly increase the capacity along the “Elevado do Joá” which is part of the highway between Barra da Tijuca and Zona Sul (South Zone) started on June 20th and is set to continue for 21 months. The construction will add […]

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first census undertaken in the Complexo da Maré has shown a growing local economy with 3,000 businesses providing income for 9,000 residents. The findings will be showcased at a meeting focused on entrepreneurship to be held at the complex. The research will be published […]

Il Sorriso Helps Offer Education to Children in Rocinha

Il Sorriso Helps Offer Education to Children in Rocinha

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Il Sorriso dei miei Bimbi (The Smile of My Baby) is an Italian social program creating better conditions for the education of children and young people living in Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest favelas. The charity was founded in 2002 by Barbara Olivi, an Italian […]

Guide to the Best Museums for Children in Rio

Guide to the Best Museums for Children in Rio

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While a lot of the fun in Rio is to be had in the great outdoors, some of the most interesting educational activities for children can be found in the city’s many cultural centers and museums. Knowing about these programs can come in handy on […]

World Cup Injects R$4.4 Billion into Rio Economy: Daily

World Cup Injects R$4.4 Billion into Rio Economy: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to data released by the Brazilian Association for the Hotel Industry (ABIH), 886,000 tourists traveled to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup and revenue gained from this influx of visitors greatly exceeded expectations. Prior to the World Cup, which started on June 12th […]

Eating Organic in Ipanema, Rio’s Health Hub

Eating Organic in Ipanema, Rio’s Health Hub

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Home to Rio’s hippy movement in the seventies, and known for it’s “Tall and tan and young and lovely” residents, the Ipanema crowd care about what they eat for environmental and health reasons. As a result, a strong and vibrant restaurant scene focused on using […]

Student Exhibition “Canteiro” Opens at Studio-X in Rio

Student Exhibition “Canteiro” Opens at Studio-X in Rio

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — “Canteiro” presents the plans and the stunning architectural model of an arts pavilion that Architecture and Urbanism students at Rio’s Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio) designed for a two day exhibition at Rio’s prestigious Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM). The pavilion was never constructed at MAM, […]

Prosecutors Plan Clampdown on Corruption in Rio: Daily

Prosecutors Plan Clampdown on Corruption in Rio: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Federal prosecutors in Rio (RJ-MPF) have launched the Center for Combating Corruption, a special unit with greater powers to tackle civil and criminal malpractice. In operation since mid-June 2014, ten prosecutors have started investigating crimes such as embezzlement, peddling, bribery, breach of confidentiality and irregularity […]

Mille Ballai, New Owner of Alto Vidigal is Murdered: Daily

Mille Ballai, New Owner of Alto Vidigal is Murdered: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, June 28th, Mille Ballai, the 34 year-old charismatic co-owner of the Alto Vidigal hostel died from a head trauma resulting from a serious altercation. Police found valuables, including about $7,000 in cash, a computer and two cellphones, suggesting the incident wasn’t the result […]

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