Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the days of July 16th to 18th in Luanda, Angola, participants of the Mathematics Olympics from the CPLP (Community of Countries of the Portuguese Language) were challenged with various math problems, concluding with Brazil taking home one gold medal and three silver medals. The […]

Studying Architecture in Rio de Janeiro Draws Interest

Studying Architecture in Rio de Janeiro Draws Interest

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reports on building issues during the World Cup and speculation of delayed preparation for the 2016 Olympics has made infrastructure a focal topic in current Brazilian news. With such high-profile events and an increasingly insistent public demand for better urban infrastructure, studying architecture in Rio […]

The Cineclube Screens “Passo a Due”, Saturday, July 19th: Daily

The Cineclube Screens “Passo a Due”, Saturday, July 19th: Daily

By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – This Saturday “The House” plays host to Cineclube, an event that screens various thought-provoking documentaries which touch upon social and political issues. These events, which started at the end of 2013, are usually held once a month and often attract a large crowd of documentary […]

Brazilian GDP Expected Growth Cut to 1.05% for 2014

Brazilian GDP Expected Growth Cut to 1.05% for 2014

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Research from Banco Central (BC, or Central Bank of Brazil) shows that the projected growth of GDP has fallen, while forecasts for inflation rates has increased, indicating a persistent decline in Brazil’s economy. For the seventh week straight, economists at the Banco Central have cut […]

Confraria Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema on Saturday, July 12th: Daily

Confraria Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema on Saturday, July 12th: Daily

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local Beerhouse, Bier en Cultuur, will be celebrating three award-winning beers this Saturday (July 12th) with a selection of chopps (draft beers) and traditional Argentinian pies at its premises in Ipanema during special event, Confraria Bier en Cultuur. Bier en Cultuur originated from a passion […]

Budweiser Takes Over Pestana Hotel for the FIFA World Cup

Budweiser Takes Over Pestana Hotel for the FIFA World Cup

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Budweiser have taken over the 5-star Pestana Hotel on Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana’s beach for the full four weeks of the World Cup to host exclusive parties for special guests in the temporary christened, Budweiser Hotel. An official sponsor of FIFA since 1986, the beer […]

Indie Films in Brazil Get New Online Channel

Indie Films in Brazil Get New Online Channel

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new online channel of film distribution has opened many doors for independent filmmakers in Brazil. Online platform Canal O Cubo founded by filmmakers Fariano Cafure and Thiago Fraga, allows users to upload their audiovisual content on the internet, raising the profile of their art. […]

Rio Offers New Tourist Help Points in Zona Sul

Rio Offers New Tourist Help Points in Zona Sul

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In light of the World Cup, the government of Rio has prepared for the arrival of thousands of tourists with new tourist information help points dotted around Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio. As well as new tourist help points, old ones have been updated […]

Special Dinner and Show with Cheryl Jones, Friday June 27th

Special Dinner and Show with Cheryl Jones, Friday June 27th

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, June 27th between 8PM and 11PM, Cheryl Jones, chef to the likes of Tom Hanks, Bill Clinton and Johnny Depp, is visiting Rio and recreating a selection of her clients’ favorite foods for guests at the Special Dinner and Show at the Jubilee […]

Street Art Expresses Mixed World Cup Feelings

Street Art Expresses Mixed World Cup Feelings

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A picture paints a thousand words as the street artists in Rio de Janeiro know all too well. The World Cup has aroused controversy and mixed emotions, stimulating both budding and established street artists to channel these sentiments into powerful and revealing artworks. Paulo Ito […]