Toll Cost Rising in August for the Niteroi Bridge and Via Dutra

Toll Cost Rising in August for the Niteroi Bridge and Via Dutra

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The National Transportation Agency (Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres, ANTT) authorized last week a six percent increase in toll cost of Rio-Niteroi Bridge and the President Dutra Highway (Rodovia Presidente Dutra), beginning August 1st. For passenger cars, the rate will increase from R$4.90 to R$5.20. […]

The American School of Rio de Janeiro: Legacy and Future

The American School of Rio de Janeiro: Legacy and Future

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With its three impressive campuses in Macaé, Gávea and Barra da Tijuca, a new qualified and motivated headmaster, the American School, or Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro (EARJ), is at the top of the ranks of South America’s finest schools. It offers innovative courses […]

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

New School of Technology Inaugurated in Barra Mansa

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — State officials in Rio de Janeiro along with the Department of Science and Technology and the Foundation for Support of the School of Technology (Fundação de Apoio à Escola Técnica, FAETEC), inaugurated the tenth School of Technology (Faculdade de Educação Tecnológica, FAETERJ) this July in […]

ProUni Scholarship Recipients Register for 2014 in Brazil

ProUni Scholarship Recipients Register for 2014 in Brazil

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Selected ProUni (Programa Universidade para Todos, or University for All Program) students for the 2014 school year are now able to register their documents for either a full or partial scholarship since last week. After presenting identification, proof of residence, proof of income and high […]

Providência Gondola Finally Opens in Rio

Providência Gondola Finally Opens in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the favela community of Morro da Providência, the long wait for the new cable car to open is now over, and the system has started to function just before the end of the World Cup. The project, which was completed back in May 2013, […]

Andrew Sherman Joins the American School in Rio

Andrew Sherman Joins the American School in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The American School, or Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro (EARJ), considered by many as one of South America’s finest, and certainly a top private school in Rio, offers innovative programming and three diploma choices. Since February, EARJ Andrew Sherman has replaced Bob Werner as […]

World Cup Decorations Cover the Streets in Rio

World Cup Decorations Cover the Streets in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With the 2014 World Cup in full swing the energy throughout Rio is high and exciting, boosted in many areas by ornately decorated streets and parks. From Zona Sul (South Zone) to Zona Norte (North Zone) one could make a day of admiring the street […]

Watch England Versus Uruguay at 4PM Today: Daily

Watch England Versus Uruguay at 4PM Today: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — During the World Cup matches with England and USA playing, The Rio Times is hosting a series of special Rio World Cup MixUp events, bringing fans together to watch the matches at the Gringo Café in Ipanema. Today’s (June 19th) match with England playing against […]

Pop-Up Mansion in Santa Teresa, Casa Fat Radish

Pop-Up Mansion in Santa Teresa, Casa Fat Radish

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the midst of the 2014 World Cup, the team behind New York restaurant The Fat Radish and creative event agency Silkstone moves to Rio de Janeiro to host a month of happenings at “The Mansion”, a sweeping neo-classical residence in the city’s bohemian district […]

New York Style Bagels in Copacabana

New York Style Bagels in Copacabana

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — What started as a concept eight months ago for a Carioca couple, Jorge Jacob and Marcela Faraco, turned into a business when they decided to bring their love of New York City and bagels to Rio. The Baguel Store in Copacabana is setting up to […]

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