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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Demolition of the Perimetral Highway in Centro Continues

Demolition of the Perimetral Highway in Centro Continues

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) project is well underway with the final section of the elevated Perimetral highway, along Rua Rodrigues Alves, scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks. The removal of last section of the 5.5km Perimetral highway has altered traffic routes in the […]

Rio Continues Progress on Deodoro Olympic Complex

Rio Continues Progress on Deodoro Olympic Complex

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Deodoro Sports Complex, which will host competitions for eleven Olympic and four Paralympic events during the 2016 Games, began construction and renovation projects early last month with hopes of finishing ahead of the 2016 deadline. The second largest of the four Olympic Zones, Deodoro […]

Rio Real Estate Before, During and After the World Cup

Rio Real Estate Before, During and After the World Cup

By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unlike the Brazilian national team, the Carioca real estate market remained strong throughout the entirety of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is expected to continue to increase ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. During the tournament, temporary rental prices tripled on average with higher […]