More Perimetral Highway to be Demolished in Rio: Daily

More Perimetral Highway to be Demolished in Rio: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With many people heading out of town this weekend for the extended Easter holiday, the city of Rio will continue to work on its renovation of the Port Zone area of Centro with more demolition of the Perimetral elevated highway. Along with the effort, Rio […]

Mobile Apps Ready for the World Cup in Brazil

Mobile Apps Ready for the World Cup in Brazil

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The price of smartphones in Brazil is high, especially for the country’s socioeconomic environment, however the burgeoning middle class are becoming increasingly avid consumers. Mobile broadband accounts for 42 percent of all broadband access in Brazil with 3G service, and for these smartphones and tablets […]

Seventy Percent More Police in Rio for World Cup: Daily

Seventy Percent More Police in Rio for World Cup: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Last summer’s Confederations Cup drew thousands of international spectators and increased police presence in Rio de Janeiro. For the FIFA World Cup tournament this June, the Special Committee of State Security for Major Events (CESEGE) has announced a seventy percent increase in police force at […]

Brazil Automobile Production Down 3.6 Percent

Brazil Automobile Production Down 3.6 Percent

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ANFAVEA), domestic manufacturing of vehicles decreased 3.6 percent in March with 271,200 vehicles produced, compared to 281,500 vehicles produced in February. This decrease was in all areas of production: cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses. Data […]

Rio Maravilha Consulting Real Estate Service

Rio Maravilha Consulting Real Estate Service

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Rio Maravilha is a new real estate consulting and sales business located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They launched with a sophisticated and easy-to-use website to facilitate their services, and provide clients with a safe and secure method to purchase […]

Brazilian Armed Forces in Complexo da Maré: Daily

Brazilian Armed Forces in Complexo da Maré: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Continued efforts in pacifying the Complexo da Maré favela in the Zona Norte (North Zone) took place in the early morning hours Saturday, March 5th from Midnight – 9AM with the transition of the military police to the army. Sections of Avenida Brasil and Linha […]

Prices at Rio Botecos Surge by 14 Percent in a Year

Prices at Rio Botecos Surge by 14 Percent in a Year

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While government figures for national inflation hovered around 5.91 percent at the close of 2013, the cost of many everyday items seems to be increasing much faster. According to a recent survey conducted by O Globo, prices at botecos (bars) across Rio increased around fourteen […]

Developing Luxury Penthouse Apartments in Rio

Developing Luxury Penthouse Apartments in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While there is no question the property market in Rio, especially Zona Sul (South Zone), has exploded in the last five years, there continues to be some doubt about where the ceiling is, or if a bubble scenario has arrived. One segment of the market […]

International Olympic Committee Evaluates Rio: Daily

International Olympic Committee Evaluates Rio: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In an open press conference Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, acknowledged the progress made in a number of areas such as the finalization of the overall stadium planning, promises of a sustainable legacy, and the integration […]

Gringos Buy & Sell Facebook Group in Rio

Gringos Buy & Sell Facebook Group in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Living in the Cidade Maravilhosa can be frustrating at times finding inexpensive furnishings or an outlet for swapping items, especially for those not yet fluent in Portuguese. With over 2,000 members, the Gringo Buy & Sell group page on the ever popular global social network […]

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